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Cancer fundraiser Jonjo Heuerman, 14, walks to Wembley

Jonjo next to the Bobby Moore statue Image copyright Southern News & Pictures
Image caption Jonjo said the challenge was difficult and tiring but he hoped it raised awareness and funds for Cancer Research UK

A schoolboy fundraiser has finished a ten-day walk and cycle ride from Germany to Wembley Stadium to mark the 50th anniversary of England's 1966 World Cup victory.

On the final leg of a 450-mile journey, Jonjo Heuerman, 14, from Dartford, was joined by ten other children to represent Bobby Moore's winning team.

In a ceremony, the children read out names of 170 relatives lost to cancer.

Jonjo was raising money for the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK.

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Image caption Ten other children joined Jonjo for the final part of his journey from Dortmund

The 14-year-old West Ham and England fan has completed various football-related challenges since his grandmother Lyn died of 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 so that other families do not have to experience cancer in the way that my family did."

Last year he and his parents cycled and walked 800 miles to all 20 Premier League football grounds.

He was awarded a British Empire Medal in the New Year's Honours 2016.

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Image caption Jonjo next plans a 32-nation junior World Cup, a 1966-themed banquet and a charity dog walk
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Image caption Jonjo with Bobby Moore Fund founder Stephanie Moore and Cancer Research UK executive director Ed Aspel

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