Jonjo plans to 'Boot it for Bobby'

Champion fundraiser Jonjo Heuerman was a welcome visitor to West Ham United's Chadwell Heath training ground as he launched his latest charity quest.

Heuerman has raised £150,000 for the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research, funding the research and awareness of bowel cancer.

The disease took the lives of both Moore and Heuerman's grandmother, prompting the eleven-year-old to embark on an amazing series of charity challenges over the past three years.

Since 2011, the youngster has completed two long-distance walks to the Boleyn Ground and collected captain's armbands from each of the 92 Premier League and Football League clubs and England skipper Steven Gerrard.

He has also organised a charity abseil, parachute jump, golf days and a Cockney night, climbed Mount Snowdon, set up a football team for disadvantaged children, spoke at the House of Lords and met Prime Minister David Cameron.

Heuerman's efforts have been rewarded with a host of awards, including the Cancer Research UK Flame of Hope and National Fundraiser of the Year at the 2012 Spirit of London Awards.

Now, the schoolboy is planning to dribble a football 50 miles in five days from Southend United's Roots Hall to the Boleyn Ground in February 2014, passing Bobby Moore's childhood home and school en route.

Jonjo Heuerman

Jonjo Heuerman meets the first-team squad at Chadwell Heath

"The reason why I'm doing all these fundraising events is because, in 2009, my Nan passed away from bowel cancer and my sister initially decided to raise money for the hospice she was in," said Heuerman, who met captain Kevin Nolan during his visit to Chadwell Heath.

"I decided to do some fundraising for the Bobby Moore Fund because Bobby is my idol and he passed away from the same disease.

"Since then, I've done three massive walks of 23 miles, 30 miles and 66 miles and I've also hosted a skydive for the charity and loads of other things. We're also auctioning off the captains' armbands soon to raise more money.

"My next challenge is 'Boot it for Bobby', a 50-mile football dribble from Southend United to West Ham United, which is going to take me five days. I will have two footballs - one for me, of course, and another one for anybody who wants to join me, so everyone has got the chance to do it, too."

Heuerman's fundraising has also seen him sell special claret and blue 'Make Bobby Proud' wristbands at the West Ham United Supporters' Club in Castle Street after each home game.

The impressive youngster is planning to continue his outstanding charity work in the future, with the target of helping the Bobby Moore Fund find a cure to the disease which took his grandmother and his hero.

"I am trying to fundraise until they can find a cure for bowel cancer, that's the aim."

For more details about Heuerman's fundraising challenges and how you can get involved and donate to a very worthy cause, click here. For more information about the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK, click here.