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Jonjo's Charity Walk PDF Print E-mail

 

SCHOOLBOY JONJO HEUERMAN TAKES ON NORTHERN IRELAND WALK

FOR CANCER RESEARCH UK

AS HE SMASHES £110,000 MILESTONE

LAURENCETOWN - BELFAST

 

Young Jonjo left Laurencetown on Thursday morning for his Charity Walk to Milltown cemetery in Belfast. A number of locals gathered to wish Jonjo and his family well as they set off on a glorious morning.
To date Jonjo has raised £110,000 for Cancer Research in memory of his great grandparents, John Lawell who is buried in Laurencetown and his great grandmother, Margaret Blong who is buried in Belfast.
Jonjo isnt the only fundrasier in the family. His sister Megan, who is joining him on the walk, has also rasied £10,000 through cake sales and other fundraising events. Their mother, Donna, and other family members are also walking with Johnjo.
As Fr. Powell is away at the moment, Fr Stephen Crossan very kindly came along, at Donna's request, to bless Johnjo and the family before they left.
We wish him well and Donna has promised to let us know how they get on.   (see below for Jonjo finishing his walk)

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Jonjo at the grave of his great grandfather, John Lawell

 

group photo


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Fr. Stephen Crossan came along to wish Jonjo well.

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Jonjo's mum Donna and his sister, Megan will walk with Jonjo. 

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 Making their way to "The Point"

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Hi Catherine

We are home safely and Jonjo loved his Ireland walk.  Thank you so much for everything you did for him,  I hope you caught a glimpse of him on UTV.

The weather was kind to him, the scenery was amazing and he raised a good sum of money en route and a great deal of awareness too.

Please pass on our thanks to everyone who attended the start of his walk, it really did mean a lot to our family.  I have attached a couple of photos of the finish for you.  

Kind regards

Jonjo and family x

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Belfast straight ahead!

 

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Arriving in Belfast

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The goal of his journey - the resting place of his grandmother in Belfast

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Being interview for local television


SCHOOLBOY fundraiser extraordinaire Jonjo Heuerman will take his fundraising from Kent to Northern Ireland for the first time as he embarks on a new walk from
Laurencetown to Belfast
.

 The 11-year-old will cover 24 miles in 3 days between 4 April and 6 April, raising money for Cancer Research UK. Jonjo is no stranger to exceptional sponsored walks and he has recently completed his third and most ambitious 66 mile walk in London from West Ham to Wembley and back.

 So far Jonjo has raised an incredible £105,000. He was inspired to start raising money for Cancer Research UK after his beloved Nanny Lyn died of bowel cancer in February 2009, aged just 60. Now, in memory of his Grandad and his Granny whom both died from cancer, he will be walking between their resting places in a bid to raise even more vital funds.

 Mum Donna said: “I am so proud of Jonjo and his charity work, he has achieved so much. His Ireland walk is particularly special to Jonjo as he has a huge family in Northern Ireland. He is very excited and hopes he can generate support from members of the public who might like to walk with him and help him on his way.”

Jonjo has attracted celebrity support from Rio and Anton Ferdinand, Steven Gerrard, Cilla Black, Gaby Roslin, Paul Ross and West Ham joint owner David Gold.

 In addition, he has won several awards including the Diana ‘Young Fundraiser’ Award and Spirit of London ‘National Campaigner’ Award for his exceptional fundraising.

 Jonjo is looking forward to taking his next walk to his mum’s birthplace and being joined by the rest of his family and friends there. As with their previous walks, they invite people to join them from the local area.

 Lindsey Richardson, fundraiser for Cancer Research UK, said: “Jonjo continues to impress us year after year with his determination to go on raising funds. It’s a huge challenge for him and his whole family and we are forever grateful for all the effort they put in. The funds they raise will help us further on our way to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer.”

 For more details and to register visit: www.jonjosirelandwalk.moonfruit.com And to donate visit: https://www.justgiving.com/Jonjoswalk

 

 

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FOR FURTHER MEDIA INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

Lindsey Richardson, Area Volunteer Manager, Cancer Research UK, on 07887 653450 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

NOTES TO EDITORS

About Cancer Research UK

  • Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading cancer charity dedicated to saving lives through research
  • Cancer Research UK receives no government funding for its life-saving research. Every step it makes towards beating cancer relies on every pound donated.
  • The charity’s pioneering work into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer has helped save millions of lives.
  • Cancer Research UK has been at the heart of the progress that has already seen survival rates in the UK double in the last forty years.
  • Cancer Research UK supports research into all aspects of cancer through the work of over 4,000 scientists, doctors and nurses.
  • Together with its partners and supporters, Cancer Research UK's vision is to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.

 

For further information about Cancer Research UK's work or to find out how to support the charity, please call 0300 123 1861 or visit www.cancerresearchuk.org. Follow us on Twitter@CR_UK and Facebook

 

 

 

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