Happy campers raise over £1K for cancer charity
22 April 2021
Inspired by youngster Max Woosey, who camped out in his tent for a year, four Norfolk boys who live in Colkirk camped out for seven nights in their garden over Easter, as part of Max’s Big Campout to raise money for a rare cancer charity.
The Williams boys, Rory, 11, Reece, 8, and Joel, 6 attend the DNEAT Brisley Church of England Primary Academy and Ethan,13, who attends Fakenham High School were all inspired to camp out, but couldn’t have chosen a chillier or windier week to do it!
They set out to raise money for a charity that is close to their hearts. Their mum’s cousin and Goddaughter Phoebe, just 24 years old, passed away in January 2019 following a yearlong battle with retroperitoneal sarcoma, a rare form of cancer.
Jo Williams, the mother of the boys said: “We had a mixed bag of weather so I was bit uncertain whether the tents would be there from the high winds in the morning! They slept on top of the trampoline for three nights out of the seven, one night in the playhouse and then in the tent! They loved it and enjoyed it very much!
We’ve been amazed at the amount of money they have raised and thank everyone for being so generous! We initially set the target for £250 and so far they have raised over £1K. They certainly earned their Easter eggs and our family is very proud of them!”
Mr Jo Kerkham, Head of School at Brisley Church of England Primary Academy said: “Reece told me how he had enjoyed playing caterpillars in their sleeping bags and getting to stay up late. Joel explained how proud he is of his achievements and raising money for charity. Rory said that when it rained they still stayed outside but in the tent. We are incredibly proud of the boys. They showed great resilience and a ‘can-do!’ attitude.”
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