Joshua Partridge set himself the challenge of taking part in the Great Tommy Sleepout.
Throughout the month of March, the Royal British Legion Industries (RBLI) ran the Great Tommy Sleepout, a campaign that asks for individuals to sleep outside for one night to raise funds for RBLI and raise awareness of homeless and injured ex-servicemen.
Member of the Calverton Branch RBLI, Joshua decided to take part and sleep under the stars in a tent pitched in his garden.
Joshua’s mum Anna-Marie, who is also a member of RBLI said, “Always late to the table, our 10-year-old Son Joshua decided on Tuesday March 23rd that he would like to take part and help raise funds.
“Joshua has always helped on our fundraising stalls, even taking part in his first Poppy selling campaign when he was just 2-years-old.
“Setting himself the challenge of 7 days and a hopeful target of £300, we set up his fundraising page and he slept that very night under the stars!
“By day 3 he had already hit his £300 target so we moved it to £500, this was also quickly hit so again we moved it to £700 and then £1000 as his goals continued to be hit.”
Seeing Joshua’s remarkable efforts, the Calverton Friends of the Royal British Legion donated a whopping £1,000 to support his fundraiser.
Anna-Marie continued, “Thanks to this incredible donation, yet again Joshua smashed his target. We then decided to set his target to what we thought was almost an unreachable target of £2000.
“With the help of friends, family and even strangers, we have reached a fabulous £2245 and still growing! Joshua has pledged to stay out for all of his Easter holiday from school, taking his nights sleeping out to around 20!
“We are immensely proud of him and his efforts for this amazing cause.”
If you would like to donate to Joshua’s Great Tommy Sleepout, please visit: www.facebook.com/donate/505662253764358
To find out more about the Great Tommy Sleepout, please visit: www.rbli.co.uk/the-great-tommy-sleepout-2021