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Camp Out For Lockdown

1460. Max Woosey

Max Woosey, aged 10, from North Devon, has been camping out in his garden every night since the start of lockdown to fundraise for North Devon Hospice, which provided care for family friend, Rick.

Max Woosey

Originally planning to camp out for 100 days, Max has continued his challenge and on this day marks the 150th day he has spent sleeping in the tent which Rick left to him, with the promise he would use it for an adventure, when he died in February.

In a personal letter to Max, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said:

“I was very sorry to hear of the passing of your neighbour, Rick, and so inspired to learn of your tribute to him.

“By camping out in the tent he left you for 150 nights in a row you have raised thousands of pounds for the hospice which cared for him.

“You are an inspiration and I am delighted to name you as the UK’s 1460th Point of Light!”

Max said:

“Thank you so much for this fantastic award. It has been so good to be able to raise so much money for the Hospice who were so kind to my friend Rick in his final days. I think he would be proud.”

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