The Times view on Max Woosey: Carrying on Camping

His efforts have raised more than £700,000 for a local hospice


Few campaigners could truthfully claim to be able to raise hundreds of thousands of pounds in their sleep. One exception is Max Woosey, 13, whose much-publicised campaign of camping has seen him sleep in a tent every night for three years, raising more than £700,000 for a local hospice in the process. Now, after more than a thousand evenings on hard ground, Max has announced that he is calling it a night. His achievement stands testament to his admirable sense of determination, and provides a useful reminder of the power of creative individual initiatives to marshal public feeling for worthy causes. Charity may well begin at home but, as Max has shown, it might just as easily begin in the garden, or wherever else captures


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