Year 7 student, Isaac Milsted and his younger brother Ruari, have been using their time in lock down wisely, by sleeping out for 50 nights to support a local animal home.

Isaac and Ruari took on the task of sleeping in a tent in their back garden for 50 nights consecutively, all to raise money for the RSPCA York Animal Home, which is struggling to keep up with costs after the coronavirus outbreak.

The boys started their challenge on April 7 and completed it last week.

Isaac, 11, said: “We’ve chosen to support RSPCA York Animals Home because we recently adopted two adorable kittens from them, and we wanted to give something back to help them continue their vital work looking after the animals in their care during the current crisis.”

All the money raised will help to feed and look after the animals staying at the RSPCA York Animals Home, and to rescue animals which may be in danger in the York area and brought into the home.

Isaac and Ruari have raised an incredible £1300 for the Animal Home so far.

You can still support the boys’ efforts by visiting: