Ian and family

Motorhomers and campers have been doing their bit to raise money for the NHS by camping at home in motorhomes, campervans, tents and even their living rooms.

The Great British Campout took place on Saturday 4 April with people from across the UK safely camping inside their homes or gardens.

Ian Alcorn, a bathroom fitter from West Bridgford in Nottingham, came up with the idea so his children had something exciting to do at the weekend. He set up a JustGiving page where people could donate to raise money for NHS staff who are fighting the corona outbreak.

So far, the event has raised over £96,700 which will go to NHS Charities Together, and another Great British Campout was being organised for the following weekend.

Ian said: “I thought we could raise a few quid for NHS staff, I didn’t realise we’d be over £96,700 with 27,000 members in the group! If you can’t camp in your van or tent, make a den, make a donation but most of all make memories and have fun!”

If you would like to make a donation CLICK HERE