Since the 15th March
We have raised over £9000!
Are you unable or concerned about leaving your home because of Covid 19/Coronavirus? Do you need someone to run errands – do your shopping, post mail or pick up a prescription etc. Or just someone to talk to if you’re feeling isolated? We can help!
We can help! We are a group of local residents who are happy to assist in any way we can.
If now, or in the next few months, you need help from us, please contact our dispatcher volunteers listed below.
We won’t ask or demand anything of you in return, we just believe in helping each other in a time of difficulty.
If you would like to speak to us, or want to ask for help, please contact the volunteer for your area.
We have separated the town of Rye and its surrounding villages into 20 zones. Each zone has 'dispatchers' who are the points of contact for all the volunteers in this zone. Just go to your zone and call one of the dispatchers.
Before you contact RMA, please see some ways you can help us to help you...
If you have friends or family you can call upon please do so before contacting us.
Please plan ahead for shopping as best you can and gather a list to last rather than daily groceries.
Please consider getting a cheque book, an e-card or think about how you might best make payment to the volunteer helping you ( avoid cash wherever possible)
Please bear in mind that the volunteers have jobs so they will see to your needs as soon as humanly possible but not necessarily immediately so please plan ahead.
If you do not receive a response from your zone’s dispatch volunteer then please contact the next closest zone to you. (please ensure you let your zone dispatch volunteer know if your need has been dealt with)
If you are in need of medical attention please contact your GP or 111 call 999. Do not contact a volunteer.
If you are on repeat prescription medicine then please arrange home delivery where possible. If it isn't possible, then please contact the volunteer team for your zone. Contact details here
UPDATE ON SUPPORT FOR THE SHIELDING -29th June
Government support is available for people for as long as they are advised to shield – you can get help with food, medicines and care by registering online. Register your support needs online by 17 July