Vision 

Our vision is to build a community that stands together to increase awareness of the serious consequences associated with mental ill-health within the Notts LGBTQ+ community.

Mission Statement

The Spencer Trust recognises a need to significantly reduce the poor mental health within the LGBTQ+ community.

 

Our mission is to bring the Nottingham LGBTQ+ community together in order to empower, build resilience and promote emotional wellbeing; enabling people to live safely and openly in the community we call home.

 

Through our own fundraising activities, we will invite existing charities and groups to access funds to provide support and opportunities for the local LGBTQ+ community

The Spencer Trust name came about as we wanted to honour our late friend Duane Spencer.  Anyone that knew him (and I think that was most people on the scene in the 2000s) knew that he was the life of the party and was very much loved by all who knew him.  He was spontaneous, funny, loyal and the person you wanted to spend your whole night with, he was just so fun and cheeky.  However, behind his charming smile and fierce dance moves (Bodyrox was his fave!) Duane was struggling with his mental health for a number of years, and despite involvement with a number of services, he sadly took his own life.

Duane would have LOVED how the community has come back together the way that it has.  A friend captured the sentiment well… “We all knew just how much you would have wanted to be a part of it - well now you are.”  It only seemed right to try and help more people like Duane and to honour him by calling this The Spencer Trust.

Jenna

Jenna Lowry-Hubball

A note from our founder

Dynamic

We are dynamic, we think outside of the box and welcome creativity

Energetic

We are energetic, we are passionate and we strive to go the extra mile

We are committed to promoting equality and respect for all people

Committed

Wellness

We promote emotional wellness and provide safe friendly environments for all

Collaborative 

We are energetic, we are passionate and we strive to go the extra mile

We are committed to promoting equality and respect for all people

Connections

Community 

We promote emotional wellness and provide safe friendly environments for all

Values