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Great British Campout For the NHS

We're proud to support the Great British Campout which is raising money for the registered charity "NHS Charities Together".

As the Coronavirus lockdown continues, even though you have to stay at home you might be able to still go camping, and even better support our NHS staff.

Whether in your campervan or caravan on your drive, or a tent in your garden, over the coming weeks why not camp at home and donate your "pitch fee" to the NHS!

You could donate say 2.00 (or more if you like) in lieu of your pitch fees, which will go to NHS staff, volunteers and patients impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.

So far over 150,000 has been raised, but we can do more!

Donate your Camping at Home Pitch Fee here

Once you've donated Don't forget to share your camping at home photos and experiences here!

Where is the money going?

All money raised is going to the NHS Charities Together, a registered charity (No: 1186569) which is supporting NHS staff and volunteers caring for Covid-19 patients

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

Why Camp at Home?

Well first and foremost because it's at home, no lockdown regulations being broken! You can make up your own site rules. Hot clean showers? Tick! Food on site? Tick ! Electric hook up ? Tick! (extension cable from house)

Put up a tent in your garden, or sleep in your campervan or caravan on your drive. If you don't have space in your garden you could even try pitching a small pop up tent in your living room!

Camping at home will get your outside, and create some great, positive memories for the kids and you through this difficult period. Don't forget to share your stories and photos here!

A quick note on campfires: You might be tempted to have a campfire, but please remember councils and fire brigades are requesting you don't do this. There's of course the risk of accident for fire and ambulance crews that are already overstretched, and the fact that coronavirus attacks the respiratory system makes it even more important to avoid smoke inhalation for you and your neighbours. Please use our own good judgement and think of others.

Share your Camping at Home Photos!

If you are taking part and camping at home, please share your stories and photos, and let everyone know how good your "camp at home" pitch is, and what the site facilities are like!

You can post your pics here or start your own new post here

  Comments on this article from our visitors

    Message posted by Fiona W on 04/04/2020 12:33:37Report Post Report this
Not too appealing when we're currently waking to a ground frost. Maybe when it's a bit warmer.

    Message posted by Daisy85 on 04/04/2020 13:31:39Report Post Report this
Yip we arrived last night, going to get the campfire lit. Lucky to find a site that allows fires. Looking forward to it

    Message posted by Katieep on 04/04/2020 15:10:09Report Post Report this
Too cold for us - but really pleased I ignored my husband and didnt sell our big canvas tent as we'll definitely be 'camping' in the garden when it gets warmer xx

    Message posted by Hedgehugger on 04/04/2020 15:41:24Report Post Report this
First I'd heard of this; if I had a campervan to move into I'd do it like a shot, but my tent doesn't fit on my lawn! Good fund-raising idea though, for all those thwarted campers out there. Mostly dry, not too cold, nice day due tomorrow - it's all good. In most places, anyway!

    Message posted by ficklejade on 04/04/2020 21:56:31Report Post Report this
First I'd heard of it, too, but the mini heatwave hasn't arrived here and besides, my only flat patch is currently mud and droppings, thanks to the deer!

    Message posted by chatterdog on 05/04/2020 09:59:38Report Post Report this
ol pro advertised that you could rent a tent off them for the event the other week on their pages

    Message posted by easyeieio on 11/04/2020 18:08:34Report Post Report this
Love it! It's a bit a of tight squeeze, but we've been setting up in the garden. Excuse the mess!


    Message posted by campingtrikers on 12/04/2020 22:01:51Report Post Report this
Had a fab weekend camping in the conservatory, complete with our two cats who never left us! CARRY ON CAMPING everyone.


    Message posted by ditsy79 on 13/04/2020 10:41:26Report Post Report this
We were camping out over the weekend too. Great opportunity to test out the Olpro tent we won in the Advent Calendar competition, as well as raise money for a vital cause.

    Message posted by Ratty on 13/04/2020 12:39:21Report Post Report this
Campervanning, roll on the real thing too

Cheers Ratty

    Message posted by ChampersCrean on 13/04/2020 15:23:10Report Post Report this
Hubby and I enjoy Date Nights in our moho. I get fab recipe ideas from Caravan Meals on Wheels on Facebook then cook them,
watch a DVD and pop a cork!

    Message posted by Raine290871 on 13/04/2020 17:47:44Report Post Report this

We started camping at "Ourdrive Campsite" on Friday night, and "came home" today as I have to work (from home) tomorrow... It actually coincided with the Cubs virtual camp on the Saturday night too.

This is Penny, our Penine Sterling folding camper.

My son, Edward, didn't want to leave!! He's looking forward to the next Bank Holiday already!!

    Message posted by Baileyjake on 16/04/2020 09:59:22Report Post Report this
We did this over Easter weekend for 3 nights. Set up 2 tents, one for my 11 year old son and one for me and my 8 year old son. They really enjoyed it and I was surprised they slept well all night. We cooked breakfast on the Coleman stove And evening meals on the BBQ. It was a really warm weekend in our garden. I think we may be doing it again soon.

    Message posted by Pierre C on 16/04/2020 16:12:34Report Post Report this
Pierre says "This day I have been mostly Self Isolating in support of The Great British Campout For the NHS"

    Message posted by Pierre C on 16/04/2020 16:14:00Report Post Report this


    Message posted by Webmaster on 16/04/2020 16:51:17Report Post Report this
Loving the pics Keep them coming!


    Message posted by Fiona W on 18/04/2020 14:58:56Report Post Report this
Hey Webmaster! I see you've made uploading photos far easier than it used to be. Thanks - it was beyond my limited skills before, this looks easy peasy lemon squeezy now.

    Message posted by rappo984 on 19/04/2020 07:29:09Report Post Report this

So lucky to wake up and look onto the Ashdown Forest from my garden this morning!

Well done NHS and all our wonderful Emergency Services, keep going you are our heroes!

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