Year 8, Max, announces final sleep-out after three years

'Boy in the Tent' raises over £700K for charity

Tent donated by neighbour and friend

Three years ago, Max was given a tent by a neighbour and friend who was terminally ill.  The neighbour told Max to ‘go and have an adventure’. Little would he know that Max’s adventure, which started at the beginning of the first lockdown back in 2020, has lasted three years and has involved him sleeping out in the tent for that entire period.

Nor would he know how his actions would snowball into what has become a national campaign and involving an annual ‘camp-out’ event, involving children all over the UK and resulting in Max being the recipient of prestigious awards.

Max receives national recognition

Max’s amazing fund raising efforts and his ability to galvanise the nation’s adventurous children, has earned him recognition from the highest sources.  Not only is Max the recipient of a Pride of Britain Award in 2021, but he also received the Bear Grylls Unsung Hero trophy.

But that was not all as, last year, he was honoured with the British Empire Award, becoming one of the youngest people to have ever received the award.


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