Boy raises £75,000 by sleeping for 200 days in memory of friend – Metro.co.uk


Boy sleeps in tent for months in memory of friends
 Boy oversleeps camping tent for months in memory of good friends

Max Woosey, 10, has slept outside for over 200 nights( Picture: Woosey Family/ SWNS) A 10-year-old boy has actually raised more than ₤ 75,000 for charity by sleeping outdoors for more than 200 nights in

memory of his family buddy. Max Woosey, from Braunton in Devon, started camping in a camping tent in his garden when lockdown began in March and has vowed to sleep there every night up until the pandemic ends.

The obstacle was inspired by his good friend and neighbour Rick, 74, who died of cancer in February.

Rick gave Max his camping tent as a present before he passed away, informing him: ‘Promise me you’ll have an adventure in here’.

The young kid has actually now raised ₤ 75,000 for the hospice that cared for both Rick and his partner in their last days.

Speaking about his late neighbour, Max informed the North Devon Gazette: ‘He was an amazing male, stylish and really in shape, and the only time I saw him within was when he was enjoying the rugby. We ended up being buddies.’

Composing on his JustGiving page, he included: ‘I am raising cash for the North Devon Hospice due to the fact that they looked after our friend and allowed him to pass peacefully at house with those closest to him which was his final desire.


Max in his tent
 Max in his tent

Max in his tent
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his camping tent “class= “wp-image-13438289” > Almost ₤ 75,000 has actually been raised for North Devon Hospice (Credits: Woosey Family/ SWNS) ‘Sadly most of the fundraising is now cancelled or closed due to Covid-19 so they are losing out on essential funds.’

Stephen Roberts, president of the hospice, has actually described Max as a ‘hospice hero’.

He stated: ‘Coronavirus has actually been a real double-whammy for the hospice. There has been a boost in demand for our care, however at the exact same time our capability to raise funds to make this care possible has actually simply collapsed.

‘ So, the money Max has raised, thanks to countless generous people everywhere, will truly make a huge distinction to individuals’s lives. It will assist us to continue looking after local people in their hour of requirement.’

Since reaching the 200-day mark, Max has actually set himself a brand-new goal to camp outside for an entire year.

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: ‘He was an incredible man, sporty and actually in shape, and the only time I saw him within was when he was enjoying the rugby. He stated: ‘Coronavirus has actually been a real double-whammy for the hospice.’ So, the cash Max has actually raised, thanks to thousands of generous individuals far and wide, will really make a big distinction to people’s lives.

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