Jonjo Heuerman set for second charity walk for Bobby Moore Fund
PUBLISHED: 06:00 22 February 2012
West Ham fan Jonjo Heuerman is asking football fans to put their rivalry aside to help him in his fight to beat bowel cancer.
The tireless 10-year-old will repeat his heroic 23-mile walk from Wembley Stadium to Upton Park from February 23 to 25, in memory of his grandmother Lyn and former Hammers captain Bobby Moore.
He wants supporters from all 92 professional clubs to join him in adding to the £42,000 he has raised for Cancer Research UK’s Bobby Moore Fund.
Jonjo was joined at his appeal last week at Westfield Stratford City by Bobby Moore’s widow Stephanie.
He said: “Cancer doesn’t have any loyalties, it can happen to anyone, just like it did to my nan and Bobby Moore.
“So what I want is for all football fans to get behind me with this and show that as well as supporting their team, they can help tackle bowel cancer.”
Jonjo exceeded his target by raising £23,000 on his initial walk last February. This was followed by an end of season disco, charity abseil and fun day.
This year, he will be joined by mother Donna, father Gary, sister Megan, and family friend Gary.
Fans of Crystal Palace, West Ham, Arsenal, Manchester United, Charlton, OPR and Chelsea have already promised to go along.
Over the three days, they will walk via Westfield in White City, the Imperial Cancer Research UK Centre, the Royal Albert Hall, the West End, and Westfield Stratford City, before finishing with a wreath laying ceremony at Upton Park.
Donna said: “Jonjo is only 10 but he is determined to lead the way on this.
“He somehow has an ability to inspire and unite people that other people don’t.”
Stephanie Moore also paid tribute to Jonjo.
She added: “Last year’s walk was a fantastic occasion that raised much needed funds for bowel cancer research, I’m sure this year it will be even bigger and better.”
To join the walk visit www.fornannyandbobby.moofruit.com or call Brian and Freda Porter on 020 8301 1713. To donate, log onto www.justgiving.com/fornannyandbobby.
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