Max Woosey, from Braunton in North Devon, has been camping in his back garden every night since 29th March 2020, the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.
He has been raising money for North Devon Hospice, who cared for his friend and neighbour Rick, once it became clear that fundraising events could no longer take place. Max took it upon himself to raise as much money as he could, which has involved more than 250 consecutive nights sleeping in a tent, raising over £100,000 so far.
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On his JustGiving page, Max says that Rick, 74, “gave me his tent before he died and made me promise to have an adventure, so that’s what I’m doing.”
Chief Executive of North Devon Hospice, Stephen Roberts, has been full of praise for Max, stating that “every pound he raises is vital right now, because of course the demand for our hospice care has risen considerably, but the ability to raise funds has been decimated due to the current situation. They need heroes like him more than ever.”
With the ultimate goal for Max to surpass a year camping in his tent, it’ll be one heroic achievement when he completes it.
Visit Max’s JustGiving page to donate and to follow regular updates of how he is getting on.
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