A 10-year-old boy raised more than $98,000 for a hospice by sleeping in a tent for more than 200 days.
Max Woosey from Braunton, Devon, decided to spend days outdoor after his neighbor and friend Rick, 74, gave him a tent before he died.
According to LADBible, he has raised more than $98,000 for North Devon Hospice where Rick, who passed away from cancer, and his wife Sue stayed in their final moments.
“It feels amazing, it’s unbelievable really,” Max said. “It will be used for equipment and stuff like that to help other people and people who really need it.
“They helped my friends Rick and Sue who unfortunately passed away, but they don’t just help the people who are ill they help the family and friends get through it as well,” he continued.
“Rick gave me a tent and said he wanted me to have an adventure, and that’s what I’m doing. It’s fun but very hard, the weather, the wildlife, they prove a massive challenge.”
Max’s proud mother said: “It’s absolutely incredible, it’s bonkers – he set the goal of £100 and we thought we’d have to top him up to that.
“There’s been many local donations, but it came from further afield too – I think there’s something in the story which has touched people.
“Most of it has come in over the past few days, on Friday [9 October] he was on £12,000 and he stuck there for ages then Leo from the hospice put a post out and it’s grown from there.”
The mother added: “Max loved the fact that Rick knew so much about the outdoors. Rick was 74 and Max was 10, and the thing in common was the love of outdoors and camping.
“Rick lived his life doing what made him happy, rather than a more conventional lifestyle and that appealed to Max.
“Rick was very kind, very honest and direct – and there was something Max really liked about that.”
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