FUNDRAISING dynamo Jonjo Heuerman is gearing up for his biggest challenge yet – 800 miles on two legs and two wheels.
Jonjo, 13, from Wilmington, near Dartford, Kent, has been raising money for the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK for 4 years and has already raised £191,000.
This year his football-themed challenge will be going mobile. Over two weeks in February, Jonjo, dad Gary, and mum Donna, will be cycling and walking between at The Barclays Premiership clubs.
They will walk between the London clubs and cycle between all those outside the capital.
Jonjo, a passionate West Ham fan, does all his fundraising walks in honour of Bobby Moore and his nanny Lyn, who both died of bowel cancer.
He is also hoping other football fans will come and walk or cycle alongside him.
Jonjo said: “I am really excited about my challenge and I know it will be really hard but I want to help to find a cure for cancer so families don’t have to go through what my family did when my Nanny was ill’
Donna, 45, said : “This is Jonjo’s biggest challenge yet and he has been training hard. He is very excited about and is determined to raise as much money and awareness as can. He is really hoping local football fans will join in support in the areas close to their club, Jonjo will need a lot of support to enable him to complete his challenge. Sadly we all know someone who has been affected by
cancer and it would be great to see others join in and help Jonjo on his mission’
This year’s challenge will start at Newcastle United and work its way around the country calling at:
Newcastle FC, Sunderland FC, Hull City FC, Burnley FC, Everton FC, Liverpool FC, Manchester United, Manchester City FC, Stoke City FC, Leicester City FC, Aston Villa FC, West Bromwich Albion FC, Swansea City FC and Southampton FC
The London leg will start at West Ham’s Upton Park ground and will circle around London calling at:
Tottenham Hotspur FC, Arsenal FC, Queens Park Rangers FC, Chelsea FC, Crystal Palace FC and returning to West Ham United FC.
The climax of will be arriving at the Bobby Moore statue outside Upton Park on February 28. Jonjo will hold an Angel Ceremony, reading out the names of all the “angels” – loved ones who have died from cancer” – printed on his football shirt.
Jonjo was inspired to start his walks after his beloved Nanny Lyn died of bowel cancer in February 2008 aged just 60.
Over the years he has attracted celebrity support from Rio and Anton Ferdinand, Steven Gerrard, Cilla Black, Gaby Roslin, Paul Ross and West Ham vice-chairman Baroness Karren Brady.
Stephanie Moore founded the Bobby Moore Fund in memory of her husband after his death from bowel cancer in 1993.
Ben Gee, fundraiser for Cancer Research UK in Kent, said: “This is another inspiring challenge from Jonjo and his family. Each year they manage to put a new twist to it to keep the interest going and raise more money.
“The funds Jonjo and his family and supporters raise will help save more lives by preventing, diagnosing and treating all types of cancer.”
For more details, contact information and to register visit: www.moorethanachallenge.com and to donate visit: www.justgiving.com/fornannyandbobby or text CAPT66 £? To 70070
Or by sending a cheque/postal order payable to The Bobby Moore Fund to:
c/o The Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK
18 Montpelier Avenue
Kent DA5 3AL