Jonjo Heuerman, Year 9, Apollo College, spends his spare time completing challenges to raise funds for The Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK. Jonjo began fundraising in memory of his nan, who died from bowel cancer, and his hero, the football star Bobby Moore. So far, Jonjo has raised over £235,000 and he has supporters worldwide who follow his efforts. Jonjo has crossed three counties in Ireland on foot, walked from Wembley to West Ham United, dribbled a football 50 miles over 5 days and cycled and walked the Premier League clubs.
Jonjo attended the local Try Angle Awards back in September. These awards were introduced by Kent County Council’s Youth Service to recognise the accomplishments of young people aged between 10 and 18. We were delighted when Jonjo received the award for Community Action. Since then Jonjo has gone on to win the regional award. In the New Year’s Honours 2015, Jonjo was awarded the British Empire Medal for his services to cancer research. He is one of the youngest ever to be given the accolade and David Cameron called him ‘inspiring’. Jonjo’s accomplishments continue: he has just won Volunteer of the Year Award at the Kent Charity Awards.
On 1st April Jonjo set off to complete a 450-mile cycle and walk carrying the World Cup from Dortmund to Wembley Stadium, to mark the 50th Anniversary of England’s 1966 World Cup win. He gave up his entire school holiday and faced the challenge of a physically-demanding ten days. Jonjo is very passionate about fundraising and already has three other major events planned for later in the year, including a 32-nation junior world cup, a world cup banquet and a charity dog walk.
Wilmington Academy are all incredibly proud of Jonjo’s hard work and achievements. If you would like to show your support for Jonjo, more information can be found via his website: http://www.fornannyandbobby.com/.