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Fundraisers on the ball in Sheffield charity walk

Helping to raise money for the Bobby Moore Fund are, back row, from left, Rachel Richards, Simon Deeks, Helen Myers, Liz Cooper, Daisy Wardle and Liam Vincent; front, Stuart Crooks and Will Cooper. The fundraisers walker from Sheffield Wednesday's ground to Bramall Lane.

Helping to raise money for the Bobby Moore Fund are, back row, from left, Rachel Richards, Simon Deeks, Helen Myers, Liz Cooper, Daisy Wardle and Liam Vincent; front, Stuart Crooks and Will Cooper. The fundraisers walker from Sheffield Wednesday's ground to Bramall Lane.

FOOTBALL fans pounded the pavements to show Sheffield’s support for a nationwide fundraising drive.

Supporters turned out in force for a charity walk from Hillsborough, the home of Sheffield Wednesday, to rival Blades territory Bramall Lane to raise cash for the Bobby Moore Cancer Research Fund.

The event was the Sheffield leg of 10 different routes which covered all 92 professional clubs in the UK, all leading to London. It was the brainchild of Kent schoolboy Jonjo Heuerman, who has raised thousands of pounds for cancer charities since losing his grandmother to bowel cancer, the disease England legend Bobby Moore also battled.

Walkers rattled collection buckets as they made their way through the city, before the event headed in the direction of Nottingham.

Organiser Liz Cooper said: “My partner met Jonjo and his family on a train and he told him about his fundraising. We wanted to do something to help so we volunteered to organise the Sheffield part.

“It’s something for fans and people who just want to walk and show support.”

So far, Jonjo’s fundraising campaign has reached £91,000.

 

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