A 12-year-old boy from Devon, UK has managed to raise RM3.82 million for a hospice after he camped out at his house garden for 599 nights.

Max Woosey’s efforts won him the Spirit of Adventure award after it was marked at the Pride of Britain awards.

According to a report in Malay Mail quoting a report in BBC, Woosey started the initiative in March 2020 when the Covid-19 pandemic started to spread in the UK.

Inspired by North Devon Hospice

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He was inspired to raise money for the North Devon Hospice, for taking care of his neighbour Rick Abbott.

Abbott apparently gave Woosey a tent and told him to “promise me you’ll have an adventure in here”, before dying from cancer.

Max’s father, Mark, said it had been “a joy” to see his son mature and grow with the experience of his fundraising and that they were “blown away” by the amount raised.

Meanwhile, the hospice’s communications officer Leo Cooper said the money raised was equivalent to almost 20 nurses working for 12 months.

Good job, lad!

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