Wilder Woods

Central Somerset Outdoor Learning Partnership

Sad News

by CSOLP - September 29th, 2009.
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We are terribly saddened by the news of Midge Hopkinson’s death last Friday 25th September after a brave battle against cancer. Midge did a massive amount for the Girl Guides and was thrilled that we were doing forest school on her doorstep. She was also supportive of our group on a practical level; our kettle and many of our pots and pans have been re-cycled on through her from the guides. We were so pleased that she agreed to be on our committee. We hoped that she would re-gain enough strength to sit around our lower camp fire one day and this was another reason to soldier on with our improved access because this does make it a possible for people with limited mobility to visit the wood. On a personal level I will miss calling in on her and discussing camp fire recipes and how good it is for children to get out into the woods and be a bit wild.