Inspirational youngster raising huge sums to save lives
YOUNG FUNDRAISER OF THE YEAR 2016
Football fan Jonjo has raised more than £270,000 for research into bowel cancer since his grandmother died of the disease, which also claimed the life of his hero Bobby Moore.
Jonjo, 14, was especially close to his nan and began fundraising after she passed away in 2009. He completes huge challenges every year for The Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK. The West Ham fan completed his first event aged nine, a sponsored walk from Wembley to Upton Park. He repeated this in the following two years, and was joined by supporters from across the world.
In April of this year, he walked from Germany to Wembley to continue raising funds for the charity, the latest in a series of efforts that saw him recognised as the youngest recipient in this year’s New Year’s Honours List.
He carried out the epic walk in his Easter holidays, shortly before being awarded the British Empire Medal, which he received while wearing a waistcoat bearing the names of people who had died from the