The Yorkshire Post says: Sally-Anne's legacy. Fond farewell to charity queen

WORDS can't begin to do justice to the legacy of tireless charity campaigner Sally-Anne Greenfield when she steps aside as chief executive of Leeds Community Foundation.

Leeds charity campaigner Sally-Anne Greenfield.

A true heroine of Leeds – and Yorkshire – she set up the organisation from scratch 13 years ago and has had the privilege of distributing more than £33m in grants to worthy causes.

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Though she will be the first to pay tribute to others, and the benevolence of donors like the late tycoon Jimi Heselden, it is Sally-Anne who has ensured that the money has been spent wisely and that smaller groups did not miss out, like the Luncheon Club for the elderly that was saved by a £350 grant so it could buy a sink to enable volunteers to wash up plates and cutlery. She knew how to make a difference – she stressed that her mission wasn’t just about “big and shiny new buildings” – and Leeds will always be in the debt of inspirational individual for whom no honour, or tribute, will be too great.