Alan’s Appeal will help local families in need

Maureen Greaves, who set up a food bank with her late husband Alan, is pictured with some of the food available for people in need at the High Green base of the food bank.
Maureen Greaves, who set up a food bank with her late husband Alan, is pictured with some of the food available for people in need at the High Green base of the food bank.

An appeal has been launched by the Sheffield Telegraph’s siter paper,The Star, in memory of Alan Greaves, the organist who was murdered on his way to midnight service.

Alan’s widow, Maureen, is supporting the drive to benefit St Saviour’s Community Project in High Green where volunteers run a food bank and shop.

Both were set up by the couple only three weeks before his death. Free food and affordable second hand clothing, furniture and household goods are offered to families in need. A Christmas meal and food parcels are planned.

The Star is appealing for donations of food - tins, tea, coffee, biscuits, sweets, chocolates and other dry food items - as well as good quality clothes, books, toys and household items. Maureen said: “I think Alan would be totally thrilled.”

Donations: The Star offices, York Street, or the project at Mortomley Lane shops.