Charity camper, 11, meets Boris after pitching up at Number 10

in 2021 Boris Johnson met Max Woosey in the garden of No10 Downing Street, Max has been raising money for charity by sleeping in his tent for over 3 years. Picture by Andrew Parsons / No 10 Downing Street.

Max Woosey, an 11-year-old from Braunton in Devon has been raising money and awareness for vulnerable children by boycotting his bed and sleeping in a tent for over a year.

This week the young adventurer met Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Downing Street dog Dilyn after pitching his tent in the garden of Number 10.

Max’s outdoor adventure is part of the “Boycott Your Bed” campaign for Action for Children in support of vulnerable youths in the UK.

However, it all started on March 28 last year, when Max decided to camp in his garden to raise money for a hospice which looked after a family friend, Rick Abbott.

Despite sleeping under the stars for over 400 nights and having now raised over £500,000, Max says he’s not done yet.

Max said:

“It’s so exciting to visit Number 10 and meet the Prime Minister.

“Although I can’t see myself ever sleeping in an actual bed again, I didn’t expect my adventure to bring me to one of the most famous addresses in the world.

“I hope my camping efforts will inspire children and families across the country to support Boycott Your Bed.”

Following Friday’s meeting, the Prime Minister said: 

“Today I met Max who has done an absolutely stellar job of raising money for some very worthy causes by sleeping outside for over a year now.

“Max has inspired young people all over the country and I support his efforts today to raise money for the children who need it most.”

To find out more about Boycott Your Bed click here.

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