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Boycott your bed! Sleep in your dream place with new kids’ challenge

Action for Children are raising money to help vulnerable young people

Under the stars on a beach, dangling off a rollercoaster in a theme park, or perhaps in Mickey’s arms at Disneyland… just some of the dream places faraway from normal life.

In a bid to delve even further into fantasy land, a new competition is being launched to help kids (age 12 and under) explore their imaginations.

They are being encouraged to put pen to paper to tap into their creative streak, all while following the brief of where they would most to like to sleep in their mind’s eye.

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One lucky winner will receive a bundle of prizes, including Horrible Histories games and a six-month subscription to The Week Junior magazine, as a celebration of their crafty mastery.

Overnight sensation Max Woosey, otherwise known as ‘Boy in the Tent’, will be judging the drawathon alongside actress and Brit treasure Jessica Hynes.

Max, 11, hit headlines recently when news crews filmed him outside in his garden having boycotted his own bed for over a year in order to raise money for his local hospice.

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The brilliant ‘Boycott your Bed’ drawing challenge is not only to scout for mini Banksys and Picassos, but also to support Action for Children who help vulnerable young people by providing practical and emotional care to bring long-lasting improvements to their lives.

This means, as well as connecting with their artistic flair, participants are being invited to ‘boycott your bed’ literally with a sleep-out on July 9.

It doesn’t have to be on the streets, just anywhere away from the usual spot, whether that be in the bathtub, under the stairs, on the sofa, or in a tent out in the garden like Max.

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To coincide with the event, the charity will be hosting a virtual extravaganza to connect everyone with thousands of others who will be bedding down in quirky places too.

The live night of entertainment and activities is set to be hosted by a number of well-known faces with a full, exclusive line-up of names to be announced next month.

Wherever you sleep, the money you fundraise through sponsorship can help make the dreams of a safe and happy childhood come true for many disadvantaged people.

For more info, click here: Boycott Your Bed.

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