Local hero Maurice’s new challenge in city

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Sheffield legend Maurice Littlewood MBE has joined Age UK Sheffield’s Board of Trustees - hoping to play a part in the future of services for older people in the city.

Maurice is well known in Sheffield for the community work that earned him his MBE in 2011. The 81-year-old worked in the coal, power generation and steel industries until he retired and started to work for the Handsworth Community Forum. Following the death of their granddaughter Amy in 1999, he and his wife founded Amy’s House, to care for families with children with special needs, and he is now the President of the organisation.

Speaking of his new role with Age UK Sheffield, Maurice said: “I have loved working for the community and hope to bring the same enthusiasm to the important position of Trustee on the Age UK Sheffield board.”

Maurice is joined in his new position by bank director Melanie Perkins, of North Derbyshire, and pensions specialist Melinda Riley, of Crookes.

Jenny Dewsnap, Age UK Sheffield Business and Marketing Manager, said: “We’re very pleased to welcome the three new trustees and are sure the skills, knowledge and care they will each bring will help enhance the team.”