Meet the Team

Here are some of our amazing team. They help Support U offer a large array of services to LGBTQ+ people and allies throughout Reading and the Thames Valley.

Find out more about the team below.

TRUSTEES

Our trustees give their time to ensure the charity is governed, operated, and accessed correctly and effectively. Each member of the trustee board is assigned a category of responsibility that matches their specialisms and skills to maximise our service provisions.

Chairperson

Andrew Stonehill-Brooks

Chairperson
trustee for business

Tim Harris

Trustee for Business
trustee for community

Mark Lawrence

Trustee for Community
trustee for governance

David Fender

Trustee for Governance
trustee for operations

Alyssa Henley

Trustee for Operations
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Trustee for Education

VOLUNTEERS

Support U is run through a network of trained volunteers based in our central offices in Reading.  Our volunteers come from all walks of life, with one thing in common, we all identify as or ally with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and/or Transgender people and want to give something back to our community.

Our large volunteering team work together to provide confidential listening, support and information to LGBTQ+ people and their families and friends in Reading and the Thames Valley.

Administration

CEO

Lorna McArdle

Chief Executive Officer
finance admin

Corbern

Finance Administrator
cultural engagement officer

Monique

Cultural Engagement Officer

Marketing Team

project manager

Amy

Project Manager
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Lauren

Marketing Assistant
business development exec

Richard

Business Development Executive
content writer

Libby

Content writer
digital engagement officer

George

Digital Enablement Officer

Frontline

support officer

Jo

Support Officer
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Jamie

Support Officer
support officer

Rosie

Support Officer
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Chris

Support Officer
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Maria

Safe Guarding Lead (Youth)
support officer

Olive

Support Officer

Counselling Team

lead counsellor

Christopher

Lead Counsellor
counsellor

Penny

Counsellor
counsellor

Caroline

Counsellor
counsellor

Neil

Counsellor

Group and Event Support

group leader

Angela

Group Leader
group and event support

Pat

Group and Events Support
Oren

Oren

Youth Group Support
group and event support

Patrick

Group and Events Support
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Adam

Group and Events Support
group and event support

Jess

Group and Events Support
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