Dennis Hunter 1945-2019

We are sad to have to report the recent passing of Dennis Hunter who was a trustee of the Venture for more than 30 years. He was a very active member who had served as treasurer and was of enormous help in the financial management of the affairs of Macaroni Wood. His links with Lewisham made him a very valuable member of the board and he was a tremendous support to us all.
He first became involved as a group leader from Lewisham with groups such as
Platform 1. With his wife Jill, he also led a youth club for young adults with special needs(GEMS) and led many trips to Macaroni Wood over a 30 year period with both the GEMS youth club and other youth projects from the borough. The live music nights at the wood are legendary and still fondly remembered, not just by the leaders and members, but also by several local Gloucestershire people who came in the evenings to provide this entertainment.
The picture shows Den in charge of the BBQ after one of our famous sponsored bike rides from London to Macaroni Wood. Den was always first to offer help on such occasions. His skills, knowledge, dedication and enthusiasm for Macaroni Wood and beyond will be long-remembered and sadly missed. Our thoughts are with Jill and his family.

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We’ve had a fantastic time. It’s been wonderful staying here at Macaroni Wood. Thank you so much. The kids had a brilliant time. We will definitely be back next year. St Christpher's Fellowhip

Thank you for a fantastic few days. What an adventure for the children and adults. An experience me and my kids will never forget!! Brilliant – hope to come again. Limelight Family Learning

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