Since starting his adventure in March, Max Woosey has spent every night camping in his tent, in his garden in Braunton, U.K.

When Rick Abbott knew he had only weeks left before he died from cancer, he crossed the street to give his tent to his young neighbor and told him: “Max, I want you to promise me you will have an adventure in it.” Max Woosey, ten, promised his friend he would. Since Mr Abbott’s death in February, the Cub Scout has spent more than 200 nights sleeping in his back garden, raising more than $50,000 for the hospice that helped Mr Abbott, 74, to die with dignity at home.

He initially camped out for one frosty night in March, then another, then a friend suggested he set up a JustGiving campaign which has now received thousands of donations. Max, from Braunton in North Devon, plans to keep going until he has slept in the tent in the garden for a year in his effort to help North Devon Hospice.

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