Dartford’s fundraising teenager Jonjo Heuerman leads ceremony at Wembley Stadium
PUBLISHED: 16:22 12 April 2016 | UPDATED: 16:22 12 April 2016
He has just finished a cycle-ride from Dortmund to London
The mother of fundraising dynamo Jonjo Heuerman has described living with the young philanthropist as “surreal”.
Still in his early teens, Jonjo, from Dartford, recently completed a 450-mile cycle and walk from Germany to London, followed up by a ceremony at Wembley Stadium.
The 14-year-old has already raised £250,000 for the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK, after the death of his grandmother, Lyn, in 2009 caused him to start fundraising.
Jonjo’s mother Donna said: “He just dislike the illness so much, he was the only grandson so they were incredibly close.
“People follow him, a bowel cancer patient had followed his story and said Jonjo’s story encouraged him when he’s feeling ill.
“Jonjo doesn’t see how he helps people; he’s just doing what he can to raise money.”
On Sunday the Wilmington youngster lead a walk through London, which saw 1960s busses and hundreds of motor-scooters bringing crowds to Wembley for an ‘angels’ ceremony.
The West-Ham mad football fan led eleven youngsters, dressed as the 1966 world cup winning squad, in reading out a list of 170 people who died from cancer, with each participant ending with their own relative.
Mrs Heuerman described what is like to be a part of Jonjo’s efforts.
She said: “Its really surreal being in the middle of it all, I’ve spent a lot of time looking through photographs of the event.
“All the recognition that Jonjo get and all of our family get, it’s not why we do it, I’m doing it to support his dream of finding a cure for cancer.”
Earlier this year, the 14-year-old was chosen as the youngest ever recipient of the British Empire Medal, which he will be given at Buckingham Palace on May 12.
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