Over the Easter weekend, instead of the traditional weekend for campers whereby everyone goes off to either their favourite site or explores something new, this year was, unsurprisingly, slightly different.
Due to the government’s restrictions surrounding essential travel, going away camping wasn’t an option – and for very good reason too.
That is why Camping Sites in Britain launched the #BigCampOut.
Instead of paying the traditional fees for pitches, the aim was to raise as much money as possible, to help with our NHS Heroes’ mental health.
This is a very testing time for our wonderful NHS. The staff that make up the service are having their mental health stretched right now, and the effects of this could continue well into the future.
Many NHS workers are having to make really difficult decisions every day, and they’re learning to do things which they wouldn’t normally be expected to do. They’re doing all of this without question – and we are, as I’m sure you are too – exceptionally grateful for this.
If you would still like to donate you can here.
The Big Camp Out
It was just a case of grabbing your tent and heading to the back garden.
I, personally, camped out all three nights. On the Friday night, my eldest who is 7 and my youngest who is 2 joined me. On the Saturday night, it was all three of my kids and then on the Sunday, was just me and the oldest. That was a good thing really, as the weather changed and the tent was battered by winds till about 3am (Somehow, unbelievably, he managed to sleep through it all!).
Here’s how some of you fared!
Ok I’ll admit, there were a few little mistakes.
Some of the questions were posted with the answer, but overall, it went well.
Let us know how you got in the comments below. We didn’t mean to cause any arguments, but overall feedback was good. I think Long Hazel Park certainly enjoyed it.
The donations page is still live, and with it looking more likely we won’t be out of lockdown for a while, the page will stay open till 1st September.
If you can, dig deep for our NHS heroes – all we’re doing is staying at home, while they risk their health for us, both physically and mentally.