A Hatfield schoolboy has raised more than £1,900 by spending 100 nights sleeping in a tent.

Twelve-year-old Daniel Tual began his fundraiser for the East and North Hertfordshire Hospitals’ Charity way back on 24 June.

His initial camping challenge was to sleep outside in his back garden every night until 2 September – a total of 10 weeks.

However, the Onlsow St Audrey’s School pupil had pledged to increase this to 100 nights if he smashed his £250 target.

When the sponsorship money rolled in, he stayed put until his final night on Thursday 2 October.

Mum Dorota said: “I could not be prouder of him. He’s persevered through with a smile on his face – even the August storms did not put him off.

“He is happy to be back in his bed, but he’s told me that he’ll miss sleeping in the tent and having his cat Peach with him every night.”

Daniel’s inspiration for raising money for our charity was two-fold: he wanted to do something to help the NHS during the coronavirus pandemic, and also sadly his grandfather passed away from cancer earlier this year.

The £1909.10 he has raised was made up of sponsorship, Gift Aid contributions and a £500 matched funding pledge from Dorata’s employers, Utility Warehouse.

The money will be split between the Lynda Jackson Macmillan Centre at Mount Vernon and our general Where the Need is Greatest appeal, which exists for the benefit of all our staff and patients.

Dorota added: “We hope this money will make a difference to his chosen projects.”

PHOTOS: Top, Daniel Tual spent 100 nights sleeping in a tent to raise money for the NHS. Above, left, Daniel had family cat Peach for company every night and, right, making a dash for the house during August's downpours.

* Click here for Daniel's JustGiving page