Fundraiser Jonjo Heuerman collects British Citizen Youth Award medal at Westminster ceremony hosted by Kimberly Wyatt
Teenage fundraiser, Jonjo Heuerman, was among the recipients of the British Citizen Youth Awards medal.
The 14-year-old from Wilmington has raised more than £260,000 for the Bobby Moore Fund and Cancer Research UK.
Jonjo attended the ceremony in the Cholmondeley Room on Tuesday at the Palace of Westminster along with 19 other young people.
Jonjo said: “I got my medal and I’m feeling really proud, the ceremony was really great and I can’t believe I have more letters after my name and I’m only 14.
The inaugural event was hosted by American singer and TV personality Kimberly Wyatt.
And West Ham United captain, Mark Noble, even sent a personal message to congratulate him.
He said: “Well done mate, you’re an inspiration and having fans like you is what makes me so proud to be a part of the West Ham family.”
Jonjo’s fundraising efforts are inspired by his football hero, Bobby Moore, and his grandmother who died of bowel cancer seven years ago.
Earlier this year he was the youngest to be named on the New Year’s Honours list and given the British Empire Medal.