About the Trust.
The Trust was established in 1962 by Jessie Spencer, née Hopwell, who lived in Linby Nottinghamshire. She was born in 1888 and married Arthur Spencer, the eldest son of George Spencer, the founder of the Nottingham based textile business Vedonis. Arthur joined the firm in 1910, served in the First World War, and was thereafter a director of George Spencer Ltd running the Vedonis hosiery works at Basford and W.E. Saxby Ltd, bleachers & dyers of Bar Lane, Basford. Arthur and Jessie also farmed on an extensive scale at Blidworth Dale. Arthur died aged 48 in 1938. Jessie had two brothers, Robert who was killed on the Somme in 1916 and Donald who died in 1983. Donald bequeathed one of the finest collections of Georgian silver to Nottingham Castle Museum.
The Trust is a general charitable trust allowing the trustees to apply the income ( and capital of the Trust fund whenever they think fit) for such charitable purpose or purposes or in the furtherance of any such charitable object or objects as they shall in their absolute discretion from time to time think fit.
The Trust prepares annual accounts copies of which can be found on the Charity Commission's website.