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Zsófi Oatridge

Hungarian Relations

Together with her husband Andy and 3 children, Zsófi moved back to her homeland Hungary in 2013 having lived in the UK for 10 years. She enjoys teaming up with Andy in the ACORNCAMPS office and beyond, baking with the kids and going for countryside walks.

Andy Oatridge

Managing Director

Andy has a long-standing love for Hungary and youth work and together with Zsófi his wife co-founded ACORNCAMPS. An Anglican minister and Liverpool supporter, Andy loves having ideas, playing football, watching films and chilling out with his family.

Anna Poór

Mission Week Coordinator

Since volunteering on the first teenage camp in 2001, Anna has returned each year to Hungary, where she now lives and works for ACORNCAMPS. Her connections with the country strengthen as she learns the language, works to understand the culture and now has a Hungarian husband!

Jane Dennis

Finance Administrator

With her husband, Tim, Jane became connected to ACORNCAMPS through friendship with the Oatridge family. Jane has been on a camp in Hungary, and now enjoys serving the work behind the scenes by dealing with all the finances of the charity. Jane currently lives in Basingstoke with their 4 kids to keep her busy at home!

Krisztián Tóth

Hungarian Relations Support

Krisztián was first involved in ACORNCAMPS in 2010 when a camp was organised with his church in Vác. Previously an electrical engineer, he is now studying to be a pastor in the Baptist church. Krisztián works part-time with ACORNCAMPS to develop the Hungarian relations, and in his free time enjoys spending time with his wife and young son.

Board of Trustees

David Todd

Chair

David has been involved with ACORNCAMPS since before he went bald. He’s helped lead on camps and been involved with training. He now supports the work as one of the Trustees but still looks forward to visiting Hungary and the Camps when he can. David lives in Cambridge with his family and dog. He is an ordained minister in the Church of England.

Tim Dennis

Treasurer

Tim has been involved with ACORNCAMPS since before it was ACORNCAMPS!  For many years he ran the finances and has served as a Trustee of the charity since it was formed.  He is married to Jane with four children and is an Ordinand within the Church of England.

Ken Oatridge

Trustee

Ken first volunteered with childrens’ Scripture Union camps in Hungary in 1999. Since then Ken has taught and led on children’s and teenagers camps during repeated visits to the country with his wife Gwyn. Now a retired teacher, father (incl. of Andy, above) and grandfather, Ken continues to be involved with behind-the-scenes work of ACORNCAMPS.

Dr Phil Harper

Trustee

Phil lives in Sheffield in the UK and is husband to Janelle and dad to Luke and Yasmin. He is part of a new church plant helping to lead a team working with international students. He is is founder and CEO of technology company Tribosonics Ltd and enjoys running in his spare time.

Claire Wroe

Trustee

Claire is married to Gareth and is mum to 5 children aged 23 down to 15. She and Gareth ran some youth leader training at Vác Baptist church, Claire then led the camp there in 2017, before becoming a trustee.

Matthew Price

Trustee

Matthew, currently a Church of England minister in Norfolk, has worked as a solicitor in London, in Uganda coordinating a Christian legal aid project, and for the UK Lawyers’ Christian Fellowship. Matthew became involved with ACORNCAMPS through his wife Anna and friendship with the Oatridges, and he loves camping with his family, and he recently run the London Marathon!

Hungarian & UK Volunteers

We have many people in Hungary and the UK who help us with the camps, the training and some of the background admin work.

ACORNCAMPS is a UK charity (no. 1127958) working in Hungary with over 17 years of experience in youth ministry. Our small team of four works together with many permanent and short-term volunteers to organise youth camps and training for youth leaders. Our UK and Hungarian friends and partner churches appreciate the high quality of work, the personal nature of the work including the importance of partnership and the high level of training and support we provide. We love what we do. Read more

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