Trustee News

04/10/2017 9:57 am by macaroni-wood in Uncategorized

Our AGM is coming up – 7th November at 7.30 pm in the Civic Suite, Lewisham Town Hall, Catford SE6 4RU. Centre users, supporters and friends are welcome to join us to hear from our staff and trustees about the past year and our plans for the next phase.  Please come and network with other organisations that use Macaroni Wood over a cup of tea and something delicious from trustee Jo Wylie’s famout ‘AGM buffet’. Members business will also be taking place, including voting on trustee appointments. NB Individuals and organisations interested in applying to become members of the charity are welcom to contact NACV to find out more.

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Aerial photos of Macaroni Wood

23/08/2017 3:26 pm by macaroni-wood in Latest News

Aerial photos of Macaroni Wood

Some great photos of Macaroni Wood using a drone!

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Group Pictures 2017

23/08/2017 3:09 pm by macaroni-wood in 2017

Group Pictures 2017

Some of our recent visitors to Macaroni Wood over the summer

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Cleaning the pond

16/05/2016 11:25 pm by macaroni-wood in 2016

Cleaning the pond

James Webb, Grants Officer at The Wates Foundation, who fund half of Marcus’ salary, spent the day here with Marcus last week.  They worked hard all day to clear the pond with some help from Molly and now it is almost back to normal, and very full of water – a haven for the wildlife! James Webb, Grants Officer at The Wates Foundation, who fund half ofMarcus' salary, spent the day helping. pic.twitter.com/xawZphMDmp — Macaroni Wood (@NACVMacaroni) May 16, 2016 Cleaning out the muddy pond at the woods with thanks to the Wates Foundation… pic.twitter.com/icJmGI7s9g — Macaroni Wood (@NACVMacaroni) May 16, 2016    

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Music therapy Sense

26/02/2016 1:07 pm by macaroni-wood in 2016

Music therapy Sense

Over half term the first people to use the new wetroom in Castree House were our loyal regulars Sense: The Deafblind Organisation. They used the Richard MacVicar House (the sportshall) classroom for a music therapy session, they braved the elements to take part in woodland learning deep in the muddy woodland and had a thoroughly good week. Below are some more pictures.     Our holiday makers and #volunteers having a great time in @NACVMacaroni on our first #shortbreak of the year! pic.twitter.com/15iNE5tjtd — Sense (@Sensetweets) 18 February 2016   What better than a warming hot chocolate cake and custard on a rainy Wednesday? @Sensetweets#shortbreakspic.twitter.com/Zp1AAb63aD — Hannah Tompkins (@hannahtompo) 17 February 2016   Martha’s marvellous music therapy session on our @Sensetweets @BHamCityCouncil #shortbreak @NACVMacaroni pic.twitter.com/I67VVHBfqI — Hannah Tompkins (@hannahtompo) 18 February 2016

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Thanks to Ian MacVicar who raised an amazing £167 for Macaroni Wood

26/02/2016 12:53 pm by macaroni-wood in 2016

Thanks to Ian MacVicar who raised an amazing £167 for Macaroni Wood

We’d like to say a MASSIVE THANK YOU to Ian MacVicar who on Boxing Day last year swam the Tenby again in memory of our good friend Richard ‘Mac’ MacVicar and raised an amazing £167 for Macaroni Wood. Thanks Ian, and thanks to all you kind folk who donated!

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Castree House wetroom refit

26/02/2016 12:48 pm by macaroni-wood in 2016, Latest News

Castree House wetroom refit

Castree house was opened in September 1996 by Anneka Rice, as many of you will remember. The building has been very well used ever since and some areas were in need of restoration. Last year we managed to completely renovate the small upstairs bathroom and make it into a wetroom. We’re delighted to say that this year 11 different trusts and funding bodies contributed to allow us to do a total restoration of the downstairs wetroom. It has now got a heated floor, tiled walls and floor, a complete new bathroom suite and a redecoration and the whole thing looks fantastic as you can see from the photos below.  

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RIP Winston Weston – Macaroni Wood Legend

25/10/2015 11:47 am by macaroni-wood in 2015

RIP Winston Weston – Macaroni Wood Legend

It’s with a heavy heart we had to say goodbye to a Macaroni Wood legend this year. Winston Weston, AKA Sweetbwoy, visited us every summer for years with GEMs and was a great charismatic character we always enjoyed seeing. In fact he was down with GEMs as recently as August bank holiday weekend. If you visited one of our Summer fetes you will have no doubt have heard him on the microphone entertaining the countryside crowds with his South-East London wit and distinctive booming laugh when drawing the raffle prizes. Rest in peace Winston, you will be greatly missed!

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St Andrews Music Session

25/10/2015 11:30 am by macaroni-wood in 2015

St Andrews Music Session

St Andrews took advantage of the new classroom during their stay with a percussion music session. Everybody joined in and it was great fun.

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New woodland path created

25/10/2015 11:24 am by macaroni-wood in 2015

New woodland path created

Marcus and Duncan who are employed part-time to help on work around the site have been as busy as ever and we are constantly being complemented on how Macaroni Wood has never looked better. They have created a new path through the wood to the left of the mobile home, for the kids, and big kids, to cycle through. This is one of the benefits of clearing up after the wood harvesting in February. As well as the new woodland path we’ve also had this brilliant mural created on the driveway and have repainted all of the signs on site.      

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