Young fundraiser hopes to hit £100k
Schoolboy fundraiser Jonjo
Heuerman is bidding to unite all 92 football league clubs in a
nationwide charity "tag team" challenge next month.
The 11-year-old has already
raised an incredible £92,000 for the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer
Research UK and now aims to smash the £100,000 barrier.
Jonjo, from Leyton Cross Road,
Wilmington, is asking representatives from each club to carry a
signed captain’s armband to their next nearest club in a relay
along 10 designated routes.
Each armband will be added to a
sash and taken to West Ham’s Boleyn Ground for the 20th anniversary
of Bobby Moore’s death on February 24.
The journey of the armbands will
be tracked on a GPS system so that each team can follow its
So far, more than 30 clubs or
supporter clubs have registered to take part in the tag teams from
They range from Plymouth and
Cardiff, Liverpool, Everton, Newcastle, Millwall and
Once the armbands have arrived
in London, Jonjo will then carry them to Wembley to collect the
England captain’s armband from Sir Trevor Brooking and Bobby’s
widow Stephanie Moore.
This final leg will take Jonjo
from Upton Park, home of his beloved West Ham United, to Wembley
He is also raising money in
memory of his nan Lyn, who died of bowel cancer, aged
Mum Donna said: "There’s no
stopping Jonjo. Each year he wants to do more and raise more
"He has grown up so much in the
time he has been doing the walks – not just in size but in his
ability to speak with people – public speaking holds no fears for
him now, he is absolutely fantastic at it.
"It all seems a bit surreal, but
when you look back and see what he has achieved, it is just amazing
– it’s quite something for an 11-year-old."
Lindsey Richardson, fundraiser
for Cancer Research UK, added: "Jonjo continues to impress us year
after year with his determination to go on raising
"It’s a huge challenge for him
and his whole family and we are forever grateful for all the effort
they put in.
"The funds they raise will help
us further on our way to prevent, diagnose and treat
For more details and to
register visit www.fornannyandbobby.com or to donate visit