10-year-old boy raises 40,000 pounds for local hospice by sleeping in garden tent for months

BRAUNTON (UK) – Ten-year-old Max Woosey of Braunton is on cloud nine these days after his charity camp-out raised more than 40,000 pounds. He began sleeping in a tent in his garden in March in order to raise funds for a local hospice that looked after his ailing neighbours.

When the pandemic broke out in March, Woosey feared that the curbs would affect the hospice that looked after his neighbours Rick and Sue who died of cancer.

The camp-out idea was inspired by Rick, who gave the boy his tent shortly before he died, telling him to have an adventure in it.

“He was an amazing man – he was super fit, he loved the outdoors,” said Woosey.

When he started living in the tent, he had to face obstacles such as an ant nest, which left him with red marks. Weather also played havoc sometimes as he had to tether it down during storms in the middle of the night.

“I’m planning to do a year in the tent and then see where it goes from there really,” he said, before his mother, Rachael, interjected: “Then he’s coming inside.” To which he answered, “No, I’m not.”

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