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Teen's fundraising tribute TOWORLD Cup aces.

A SCHOOLBOY fundraiser who has collected more than PS250,000 to help beat cancer has recreated the 1966 World Cup team in memory of Bobby Moore.

Fourteen-year-old Jonjo Heuerman, from Dartford, Kent, spent his Easter holidays walking and cycling 450 miles from Germany to Wembley Stadium - marking the 50th anniversary of England's triumph.

Raising money for the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK, Jonjo joined 10 other children in the finale of his 10-day journey to form a team, as part of a memorial service yesterday.

Each child represented a member of the World Cup-winning team and carried a posy of flowers to honour 170 relatives lost to cancer.

Jonjo has been raising money in football-themed challenges for more than five years and became one of the youngest people to be awarded with a British Empire Medal in the New Year's Honours 2016.

Jonjo was inspired to raise funds after his gran Lyn died from bowel cancer in 2009 - the same type of cancer as his hero Bobby Moore.

Jonjo said: "This challenge has been really difficult and tiring but I hope it has raised lots of awareness and funds for Cancer Research UK."

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Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Apr 11, 2016
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