11-year old raises money for charity camping in his back garden

Boy camps in back garden
Max Woosey has been camping in his garden since March 2020 (Image credit: Rachael Woosey)

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.

Boy camps at Christmas

Max endured the cold weather camping over Christmas (Image credit: Max Woosey JustGiving)

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. 

Boy warm when camping

The winter months has meant Max has had to wrap up warm in his tent (Image credit: Max Woosey JustGiving)

Visit Max’s JustGiving page to donate and to follow regular updates of how he is getting on.