Fundraising dynamo Jonjo Heuerman is set to complete his biggest challenge yet at the Boleyn Ground on Saturday – 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 four years and has already raised £191,000.
This year his football-themed challenge went mobile. Over two weeks in February, Jonjo, dad Gary, and mum Donna, will be cycled and walked between all the Barclays Premier League clubs
They walked between the London clubs and cycled 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.
Jonjo said: “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. 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 started at Newcastle United and worked its way around the country calling at all 20 top flight clubs.
The climax of the challenge will be arriving at the Bobby Moore statue outside the Boleyn Ground at 11.30am on Saturday. 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