Dartford schoolboy's charity football walk kicks off
PUBLISHED: 10:41 07 February 2013 | UPDATED: 10:41 07 February 2013
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A 10-year-old has managed to get supporters from all 92 professional football teams in England to take part in a fundraising walk for cancer research.
Jonjo Heuerman, from Wilmington, has already raised more than £80,000 for the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK in memory of his football hero and his grandmother Lynda who both died from bowel cancer.
In 2011 and 2012 he did a three day walk from Wembley, where Bobby Moore captained the 1966 World Cup-winning team, to West Ham’s Upton Park ground, where he was captain, and received worldwide attention for it.
This year he is going bigger and has organised for tag teams across the country to carry their club captain’s armband on to the next club and so on until they connect at the gates of West Ham United.
But it doesn’t stop there – Jonjo will then take the bands and walk the 33 miles to Wembley Stadium and then back again to West Ham United to collect the club captain’s armband on the centre of the pitch during their game on February 23 against Tottenham Hotspur.
His mum Donna said: “He has made us promise nobody will carry him or give him a lift. He is so excited. He has a countdown and knows precisely how long there is to go.”
The first teams set off on Tuesday (12) and will reach Jonjo on Sunday 17 when he will embark on his 66 mile journey.
To sponsor Jonjo and his Big Football Tag visit fornannyandbobby.com.