PRESS RELEASE – A new local support group for Trans and Gender Variant people is established for Doncaster

Trans Mission is an award-winning support group for Trans and Gender Variant people. The voluntary & community sector organisation will be opening its doors within the Borough this month
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Support of the micro-grant scheme

Receiving a £500 micro grant fund award from Healthwatch Doncaster, Trans Mission was set up in response to the requests of Doncaster people in attendance at last year’s Doncaster Pride Event, the latter providing a grant of £360 to the group.

The drop-in facility, situated on Copley Road in the town centre, is the very first of its kind for the town.  It’s available for anyone on the Trans spectrum and /or their family member.  Sessions will be delivered on the third Wednesday of each month and include group sessions and activities such as Man Cave (Trans Masculine Group) and Translations (Family Support Group).

Lisa Lee, Chair of Trans Mission, said:

“We‘re delighted to be able to offer this support network within Doncaster. One of the key aims of our small organisation is to provide a welcoming and supportive space where individuals in transition and their family members can access practical help, support, guidance and information across a wide range of specific issues.”

Dennis Atkin, chair of Healthwatch Doncaster’s Health Ambassador scheme said:

“We endorse and support this financial award and hope the funds provided by Healthwatch Doncaster will help the group deliver on its aims and objectives. In addition to this, we also welcome and look forward to opportunities to recruiting a local Transgender champion who is willing to act as an ambassador within Healthwatch Doncaster’s Health Ambassador Scheme.”

If you would like to know more about Trans Mission and the support available from the group visit

For information about Healthwatch Doncaster and the Health Ambassador Scheme visit


Doncaster Healthwatch is a Community Interest Company as of 1st July 2016, to continue its work across Doncaster supporting the improvement of health and care services through engagement, involvement and influence.

This entails engagement work throughout the community, signposting people to the right service and providing NHS Advocacy support.

Press release contact:

Chief Operating Officer Andrew Goodall 

01302 965454 or mobile: 07834 686855

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