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Profile: Marcia Blakenham

Root Camp is only possible because of the many generous, passionate, and talented individuals who so kindly offer their time to help us. Over the coming weeks and months, we’ll be sharing some of these individuals’ stories with you.
Marcia Blakenham is one of our stars. The past two years of Root Camp have only happened because she has shared her lovely part of the world with our campers. Her perfect barn, formerly a home for chickens, has been turned into a pop up kitchen for Root Camp. Complete with a field for football and badminton, and bell tents for sleeping and ghost stories, the Root Campers are in awe of Marcia’s little part of the world when they arrive.
In addition to her warmth and generosity bestowed on Root Camp, she also has worked with Maggies Centres for many years, and now with Open Age. With both places, she is helping people make the best of their lives while they face challenges during battles with cancer, or in older age.
She is a fantastic supporter of the ethos of Root Camp. She believes that it is vital for young people to be re-introduced to the values of food and eating, and sharing meals with others. People tend to take food for granted, when it can and should be so much more. Marcia is helping Root Camp show young adults that food is a positive force and daily pleasure.