Amanda Sidwell - Founder
Amanda is the Founder of MADM. Maidstone born and bred, Amanda was originally called by God in 2006 to the beautiful, but poor, coastal region of Murcia in Spain, where she spent 7.5 years serving the community. Whilst volunteering at ‘Caritas’, the Spanish equivalent to Salvation Army, the Holy Spirit led her to pioneer ‘Making A Difference’, a humanitarian aid charity, which she oversaw for 4.5 years.
Upon her return to the UK, God told Amanda to mirror her work in Spain and Making A Difference to Maidstone was born. Starting as limited company in May 2015 and obtaining charitable status in September 2016.
Amanda oversees and runs MADM. She is passionate about God and what she does and has an overwhelming desire to see those broken and lost to know the love, salvation and transforming power of God in their lives.
Barbara Gibbs - Church Street Shop Manager
Barbara Gibbs, is Amanda's mother and an invaluable member of the team. Barbara has been a pivotal in supporting MADM from the beginning. As Manager, Barbara is very busy overseeing all aspects of running the Church Street Shop.
Barbara always endeavours to run a happy ship and encourages, motivates and supports her team of many volunteers that she values greatly. She can often be heard saying 'I love my volunteers'.
Rebecca Hodge - Operations Manager/Counsellor
Rebecca has a dual role within MADM. As part-time Operations Manager, she has responsibility for oversight of the charity, to help it operate within its charitable objectives and ensure efficiency. Rebecca assists Amanda in other areas to run with the heart and purpose for MADM as they share common vision and want to bring God’s love and see His kingdom come.
Rebecca is also MADM’s counsellor, she has a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and is BACP registered. Trained in Bethel Sozo, Restoring the Foundations and other inner healing and deliverance ministries, Rebecca also offers prayer ministry. Rebecca is passionate about helping people develop, find healing and freedom and has a heart for the vulnerable and marginalised in society.
Project and Outreach Manager
Been with MADM for over 3 years and has been part of the core team that build the very strong principles of MADM values. Responsible for delivery and execution of all operations of the Mall MADM Furniture and Electrical charity shop and MADM’s outreach centre. In addition to his functional responsibilities, Peter is passionate about mentoring the volunteers and help them in their personal as well as spiritual development.
Assitant Manager Charity Shop
Elaine has been with MADM for almost 2 years and she assists Barbara at the Church Street Store. She is responsible for store operations, customer engagement and training new volunteers, for their activities in the store. “Rain”or “Shine”, walk into the our store and you can experience the welcoming smile of “ our lovely Elaine”.
Consultant -Health Missions
Over two decades of experience across healthcare, technology and manufacturing industries. Performed the role of CXO across corporate, social enterprise and government projects across South Asia and US markets. As a consultant responsible for setting up the mental well being program as well as getting the social enterprise arm up and running for MADM.
Manesh is a Graduate from London School of Economics ( Msc in Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship.