Alan enjoying a football match at Green Top. He had the children singing and chanting!
Myself & Macy Garth wanted to do a little something in memory of Alan, although it took a little longer than we planned to put together, ( due to the post at this time of year) we hope that this would be appropriate as Alan was cherished by so many, & brought so much pleasure to the school & children.
Here is a poem I wrote that you may wish to share as a tribute to Alan
I Am Alan as you all knew
But now I’ve moved on to pastures new
I AM still alive, my spirit is free
Although you cant see me, I am still me
I appear to you now in other ways
& here is a poem so you can relate..
I AM the smile upon your face
I AM the star that shines with grace
I AM the animal you love so dear
I AM the love you give so sincere
I AM the laughter when you’re having fun
I AM the warmth you feel from the sun
I AM the fall of autumn leaves
I AM the soft sigh of a gentle breeze
I AM what I am, & now I am free
I float in the air, no cares for me
I AM a dove, at peace at last
I AM Gods love, not the present or the past
I AM infinite. the light & the dark
I AM free as a bird, I sing with the lark
Please do not Mourne me, let me go
I AM now where I belong, my light will glow
I AM the prayer you say at night
I AM the hug that holds you tight
I AM right here with you, whenever you call
I AM always here, just not in human form
So now you see.. I am never gone
Just call me to you and we are one!
In loving memory
Tyler and Lucas have made their own Leicester shirts at home in memory of Alan who, as we all know, was their greatest fan!
smile for all parents and most of all a champion for all children. His love for Leicester
City, sketching and horse racing will always stay with us. But it’s his total dedication
to the community of Green Top which will never be matched again. He was a true
Green Top legend.
Photos to follow…
JJ and Eleanor from Class 5 (Year 1) enjoyed icing cakes for the Blue Bun Sale in Alan’s memory . They included some “A’s” for Alan. JJ said that he felt sad that Alan had died as he wanted to be able to show him the cakes he had made for him 😢 The two of them discussed the fact that Alan was up in heaven with a big brush and a huge bunch of keys! Alan touched the hearts of so many and is sorely missed. I keep expecting him to be there when we collect the children from after-school club. He often had a chocolate treat for the children but the biggest treat of all was being chosen to accompany him on gate-locking duty…RIP Alan x
Alan, you were so much more than our Dad’s caretaker, you were our friend and hero. Thanks for picking us up off the floor when we fell off our bikes, for playing football, for making us swords, for bringing us rock and for always helping us. We miss you so much. We love you Mollie and Harry xx
Alan, you will be so dearly missed throughout school and within class 9. Here are a few messages. Rest in peace “my mate!”