Campervan club prepare to honour former member

Members of a campervan club will pay tribute to a former member by providing a convoy of honour at his funeral next week.

Mark Pulham from Prestbury, Cheltenham tragically died earlier this month, succumbing to pancreatic cancer, but the 48 year-old’s family and friends are determined to give Mark a send off he would love and his friends at the “Fun Dubbin Kriminals”, the name of the Cheltenham campervan fan club, will escort the funeral cortege in a campervan convoy of remembrance.

Mark purchased his first campervan insurance policy about six years ago and his mother, Nicky, recalled his first purchase of a camper van. She said: “Mark brought a van and did it all up from scratch. It actually fell apart on the drive when he went to pick it up from the seller. He completely transformed it and did a fantastic job all by himself – although there was some help from me and his wife in sewing the upholstery. He had been running his own business for 10 years and things were just beginning to take off over the last couple of years but if he had the chance to get away, he would take the family down to the seaside in the van and head to the beach with his surfboard.”

Mark was well known locally due to running his own metal fabrication company and he had done work in several prominent buildings in the town including the town’s football ground. Mark will be missed by a lot of people; he leaves a wife, Hayley and five children plus many friends in the Fun Dubbin Kriminals club.