Opinion: A fitting legacy

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It’s hard to believe that two years have passed since the shocking death of church organist Alan Greaves.

Initially, it was the manner of Alan’s death that was imprinted on our minds, murdered on his way to church on Christmas Eve.

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That horror will never fade of course, but now it is Alan’s legacy that is making headlines this festive season.

And it is a most fitting legacy for a man who had his community at the heart of everything he, and his supportive wife Maureen, did.

The food bank and community shop that Alan set up in High Green just before his untimely death is thriving.

Maureen, so dignified in the immediate aftermath of her husband’s murder, is continuing the good work, finding some solace as she supports the needy in her midst.

The support for the shop and foodbank from local people, as well as nearby churches, has been fantastic.

Now there are plans to expand the shop in the New Year and add a coffee shop.

The Greaves family, and the whole of Sheffield, will never forget the horror of Alan’s death, but he will also be remembered as a very positive force for good in the city.