World Cup Replay for Charity
Dogs will once again be on the trail of the Jules Rimet trophy, 50 years after the last hunt, writes Sharon Smith
The Jules Rimet Trophy is about to go missing again — just as it did four months before the football World Cup in England in 1966. As was the case 50 years ago, the trophy will once again be found by a dog.
Last time, Pickles the mongrel discovered the £30,000 solid gold trophy lying in the gutter in a street in south London. This time, on Sunday, May 22nd a dog will sniff out a replica £1,500 gold-plated trophy stashed away some where in the Weald country park in Brentwood Essex. Pickles’s find catapulted him to stardom, with the bonus of a year’s supply of dogfood. For the winner in Essex, there will be a prize too.
The treasure hunt in May is part of Moore Paws, a charity pooch walk organised by 14 year old Jonjo Heuerman to raise funds for cancer research in memory of his grandmother, Lyn Heuerman, and his football hero, Bobby Moore, who both died from bowel cancel.
Jonjo became the youngest person to be awarded a British Empire Medal when named in the New Year Honours in January – he was still 13 – and has so far raised £235,000 for cancer research.