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Professor Donald Longmore Obituary

We are deeply saddened to announce the sudden death of Neil Jameson CBE (School House 1956 – 1966).
29 Jun 2023
United Kingdom
News from Solihull Alumni

Throughout his life Neil worked tirelessly for a fairer and more just society.  He was the founder and former executive director of Citizens UK and worked for more than five decades in the charity sector, holding roles at Save the Children and the Children’s Society.

Neil helped launch the Living Wage campaign in 2001, which resulted in £1bn in higher wages for low-income workers, and campaigned for government to implement a cap on the total cost of credit, curbing the power of pay-day lenders. 

He also challenged government policy on asylum and refugee resettlement to welcome those fleeing violence and conflict and open up legal routes for unaccompanied minors. 

We send our sincere condolences to Neil’s widow, Jean, his brother Michael (School House 1954 - 1962) and all family and friends.

Funeral Arrangements for Neil

Following Neil’s wishes, there will be a green burial in Walkhampton Churchyard, attended by close family. 

However there will also be a celebration of Neil’s life to be held Friday 30th June 2023 at 3.00pm in London. His family would welcome you to join them via this livestream link here

No flowers please, but if you would like to make a donation to our charity of choice that would be  appreciated:

Thank you all for your kind words and support,

With love from Jean and the family




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