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Wilmington youngster Jonjo Heuerman adds David Cameron to growing fanbase after visiting all 20 Premier League grounds for Bobby Moore Fund

A football mad youngster has added Prime Minister David Cameron to his growing fanbase after completing his goal of visiting all 20 Premier League clubs in a two-week challenge.

Jonjo Heuerman, 13, from Wilmington, set out on the 800-mile trek to raise money for the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK, in honour of World Cup winning captain Bobby Moore and his nan Lyn, who both died of bowel cancer.

He began his mission mission at St James’s Park in Newcastle on Saturday, February 14 and completed it at his beloved Upton Park on Saturday.

So far he has raised a whopping £200,000.

Jonjo completed the challenge at Upton Park on Saturday
Jonjo completed the challenge at Upton Park on Saturday

And when the West Ham fan visited Loftus Road - the home of Queens Park Rangers - he was given Mr Cameron’s Point of Light award as a surprise.

The honour recognises outstanding individual volunteers and was presented to him by the QPR mascot Jude the Cat.

The Prime Minister said: “Jonjo has achieved so much in memory of his beloved Nanny Lyn and his footballing hero, not just through the remarkable amount of money he has raised, but also by inspiring others to walk with him in memory of their lost loved ones.

Jonjo receives the Prime Minister's Point of Light award
Jonjo receives the Prime Minister's Point of Light award

“I’m delighted to make Jonjo the UK’s 230th Point of Light.”

Jonjo said: “It was a huge surprise to receive the Point of Light Award and I’m amazed that everyone managed to keep it a secret.”

His mum Donna said she was delighted her son was able to complete the challenge after admitting she wasn’t sure he would make it.

She said: "Although we always supported Jonjo’s decision to take on this enormous challenge, in my heart I wasn’t sure if he would be able to do it.

Jonjo has raised £200,000 for for the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK
Jonjo has raised £200,000 for for the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK

"As well as it just being such a huge distance, the weather was against him and he had to cycle in all conditions.

"I’m totally in awe of him, I know he is my son but he has blown me away.

"Telling Jonjo when he had smashed £200,000 was also incredible. He’d had a low day and it really spurred him on."

Stephanie Moore, widow of footballing legend Bobby, said: "We’re all extremely proud of what Jonjo has achieved.

Jonjo at Upton Park
Jonjo at Upton Park

"More than 800 miles cycling and walking in inclement weather for a 13-year-old shows extreme strength and fortitude.

"It is fantastic that he has done this to raise awareness and funds to beat bowel cancer."

While cycling he visited Sunderland, Hull City, Burnley, Everton, Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City, Stoke City, Leicester City, Aston Villa, West Bromwich Albion, Swansea City and Southampton.

And in London walked between Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal , Queens Park Rangers, Chelsea, Crystal Palace and finally West Ham.

Jonjo with West Ham chairman David Gold
Jonjo with West Ham chairman David Gold

Jonjo was inspired to start fundraising after his nanny Lyn died of bowel cancer in February 2008 aged just 60.

For information about his challenges, or to donate visit: www.justgiving.com/fornannyandbobby or text CAPT66 £? to 70070

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