It is with deep regret that we must inform CSC supporters of the death of Alan Neill. Alan was a stalwart of CSC for some 10 years. He had a comitment to the revolution, its goals and achievements but maintained a healthy critical outlook. He was part of the Manchester CSC mini-brigade that went to Matanzas in 2003, and as treasurer, Alan was responsible for the group's current constitution and he facilitated the transfers of several thousand pounds of solidarity aid to Cuba over the years. He was also one of the organisers of the first Manchester CSC day school.
I also had contact with Alan through work and know that he was highly regarded in the harm reduction speciality of public health.
We also learned Spanish together at the Instituto Cervantes and he was a great person to have in the same class, with his dry sense of humour and genial character.
The (green) funeral will be at 10.45 on Friday 18th at
West Pennine Remembrance Park
Entwhistle Hall Lane
Alan's CSC comrades are invited to attend and to a get together afterwards.
Mark Burton - Manchester CSC