Penny sadly passed away on Friday 21 May 2021 at the age of 70 years after having been diagnosed with cancer in 2020.
Since moving to Leicester in 2011 she has been a guiding light behind South Highfields Neighbours, helping to organise many different community activities and arranging the publication of three books about our area.
Penny was also involved in Leicester CND and was well known for other peace campaigning activities, which often upset the police!
One of her last wishes was that after her death her friends and neighbours would meet in Onslow Park for a picnic to celebrate her life.
R. I. P.
BRUCE ARTHUR WOOD
Woody (Bruce Arthur Wood) died at home in Biddulph Street on Monday 15th June 2020 after a short illness. His daughter Hertha was with him.
Woody has been a huge influence on our area for many years. He became involved with South Highfields Neighbours in 1992 – then called HART (Highfields Association of Residents and Tenants) and worked tirelessly in the community until very recently, always positive, always looking to involve more people. He was part of the People’s Centre on Evington Road, the help desk at Sparkenhoe School and Stoneygate Youth Club. He arranged lots of trips and touched so many hearts. He was much loved and will be sorely missed.