In December, Joshua Partridge was invited to Westminster Abbey as one of three people chosen to represent Nottinghamshire at a special Carol Service hosted by the HRH Princess of Wales.
As previously reported in the Local News, Joshua has been raising money towards the Royal British Legion Industries (RBLI) by doing the Great Tommy Sleepout.
He completed an amazing 125 nights outside, in every weather you could imagine, raising a fantastic £9,500!
Earlier in 2022, Joshua was presented with a the BBC Make A Difference Award and Harry Kane (Captain of England) tweeted about his remarkable work.
It didn’t end here though as Joshua, along with his family were invited to Westminster Abbey by HRH Princess of Wales for a special carol service in December.
His Mum, Anne-Marie explained: ‘We were very honoured as a family to attend this special service, and couldn’t believe our eyes when we were seated directly across from the King & Queen Consort, and were shocked at just how many royals were in attendance.’
‘This along with his Make a Difference Award is something he never would have achieved or got to experience if it wasn’t for the support of our family, friends and complete strangers who sponsored him for this amazing cause. We thank everyone for their help and generosity.’
You now won’t be surprised to hear, that Joshua will be fundraising again and has signed up for the Great Tommy Sleepout once more!
In 2023, his aim is to go better than last year and beat his own total of 125 nights!
If you’d like to donate towards Joshua’s efforts please visit his facebook fundraising page: www.facebook.com/story.php?story_ fbid=10160720468353980 &substory_index=0&id=717493979.