Neil Jameson, Founder of Citizens UK, Passes Away – Cause of death Explained

 Neil Jameson, Founder of Citizens UK, Passes Away - Cause of death Explained

Neil Jameson a great legend, social justice champion, community organizer, democracy advocate and the Founder of Citizens UK has passed away. Let’s see what happened to him and Neil Jameson cause of death in the following post.

What happened to Neil Jameson?

Neil was a kind-hearted giant who founded Citizens UK and was a dedicated advocate for social justice. His legacy will endure forever, whether it is through the Living Wage movement, the struggle for greater housing rights for regular people, or the effort to change the perception of refugees by making the UK a home of welcome. He turned the course of history and hope in favor of justice and fairness.

Citizens UK confirmed the demise news of Neil Jameson by posting the following statement,

Citizens UK are devastated to announce our founder Neil Jameson has passed away. Our thoughts are with his loved ones at this difficult time. He leaves behind such a great legacy in UK democracy and social justice. Neil often shared this famous quote which feels apt to share today – “It is not hope that gives rise to action, it is action that inspires hope.

The Muslim community has lost a wonderful legend. The death of Neil Jameson, the founder, and CEO of Citizens UK, was reported today, April 25, 2023.

Everyone will greatly miss Neil Jameson, it will be very challenging to replace him, and his legacy will undoubtedly serve as a tribute to his distinctive personality, excellent character, and remarkable honesty.

Neil Jameson cause of death

Neil Jameson’s family had not yet disclosed the cause of his passing at the time this article was published. However, Neil’s friend and activist share some official information about the circumstances surrounding his passing.

Dr. Muhammad Abdul Bari an educationalist and community activist confirmed Neil’s cause of death by posting the following statement,

Neil Jameson, first and foremost a Community Organiser, passed away on 24th April due to an untreatable cancer. His death has been a shock to everyone because he had shown no symptoms at all until three weeks ago.

Neil was a champion of social justice and an advocate for refugees. As head of Citizens UK, he symbolized grassroots democracy for community harmony and social justice for three decades. His contributions to the #livingwage campaign were invaluable.

I had the honor of working with Neil on a range of issues and we became not only friends but also brothers in faith. His passing is a huge loss to civil society in the UK and beyond. We express our heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones at this difficult time. Neil’s legacy will live on.

Who was Neil Jameson?

For the past twenty years, Neil Jameson has served as Citizens UK’s Executive Director and Lead Organiser. He was a key figure in creating Citizens UK, the center for community organizing, in 1988.

He established TELCO (The East London Citizens Organisation) with an initial membership of 47 diverse civil society institutions, primary schools, faith groups, unions, and voluntary associations. Neil was the first community organizer managing in Bristol since 1988 and was then invited to move to East London to organize.

He received the Albert Medal from the Royal Society of Arts in 2018 for his outstanding contributions to civil society. Neil has been at the center of the Community Sponsorship movement since it started in the UK in 2016.

Neil is aware that effective community sponsorship necessitates coordinated teams of various enterprises and civil society organizations and that, when done correctly, it is a very good experience and reward for both the Sponsor and the Sponsored.

His experience demonstrates that as Sponsorship expands and undergoes transformation around the UK, this movement has the potential to dispel any unfavorable myths about migrants and to foster friendships among strangers in today’s interconnected world.

In 2017, with the support of the Volant Trust and Trustees, Neil established the “Sponsor Refugees Foundation” for Citizen UK. Up until March 2020, he served as the advisory board’s executive chair.

Neil says “Community Sponsorship has changed my life personally and publicly. Personally, my wife, family and friends are actively involved in two Sponsor Groups. My Quaker Meeting is formally Sponsoring the West End Group and has 15 members of the Meeting as excellent active volunteers.

Every new registered Sponsor Group will help make sure that Britain remains a Welcoming country. I also welcome the healthy growth of more diverse Lead Sponsor Groups.

This exciting development will give more and more citizens and their communities the privilege and mutual benefit of welcoming refugee families who are fleeing war, poverty and the climate crises a settled and welcoming home and future”

Read some Tributes posted online for Neil Jameson

Bekele Debela Woyecha Community Organiser at Citizens UK penned,

Heartbroken and devastated to hear about the death of Neil Jameson UK the founder of Citizens UK. Neil was my mentor, my boss, my friend, my family, and my father figure who has delivered a lot for many people across the UK and beyond. Thank you, Neil. You’ll be in our hearts forever. Our world has lost one of the greatest community organizers ever. Rest In Peace.

Angus Ritchie Assistant priest at St Katharine Cree, Assistant said,

Shocked and saddened by the death of Neil Jameson. Neil leaves an extraordinary legacy in friendships built, leaders developed and lives transformed. I am one of many who owe so much to Neil’s friendship, courage, and vision. May he rest in peace and rise in glory.

Hany El Banna President of the World Humanitarian Action Forum said,

Shocked to hear of the passing of Neil Jameson An extraordinary community organiser-he brought so many disparate groups together. I remember his work through Citizens UK and Telco in the East End, and more recently his work on refugees, and as a fellow board advisor on Ramadan Tent. He was a kind, compassionate human being who spoke for the weak and oppressed. He will be missed.

Our deepest condolences will go to Neil’s community, family, and friends. Please leave a tribute or share your memories with Neil in the comment field below to honor his death. 


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