A note from Brian…
Neil Lea set up http://www.realfood.org.uk and http://arcnews.redblackandgreen.net a few years ago to help promote veganism and animal rights. He did this tireless for years by producing various vegan products, hosting events and running educational programmes, all the while suffering with chronic health problems. Neil had ties to Manchester, and Realfood chose Manchester for their first vegan festival back in 2004.
Several ScouseVeg’ers attended or helped out on that day, and many other people in this group may have come across Neil through other events or on the Internet.
Unfortunately Neil died on Tuesday 10th July, aged 49.
His funeral will be in the Manchester area on Saturday 28th July 2007, and is open to all veg*ns and animal rights activists, whether or not you knew Neil personally.