Spirit of London Awards 2012 finalists for the ‘National Campaigner’ category.
Meet the three finalists for this year’s Spirit of London Awards ‘National Campaigner’ category. The winner will be announced on December 10th, at the awards ceremony in Greenwich’s O2 Arena.
Jonjo Heuerman | Age: 10 | Borough: Kent
Jonjo lost his grandmother Lyn to bowel cancer 3 years ago, he knew that Bobby Moore had died of the same disease and decided to start raising money for The Bobby Moore Fund as part of Cancer Research UK. So far, Jonjo has generated over £1m in funds through his charity walks including from Wembley Stadium to West Ham United, which was 27 miles. Jonjo has appeared on TV a number of times generating the much needed awareness about bowel cancer. Next year will be the 20th anniversary year of Bobby’s death, Jonjo will be organising a tag team to travel all 92 professional football clubs in the UK.
Katie Washington | Age: 21 | Borough: Leicester
Katie, who is currently studying politics at Royal Holloway University, has been volunteering and campaigning since she was 12. Her work includes helping young girls who had been rescued from the Asian sex trade; children orphaned by HIV and visited several developing countries including India, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand – where she taught English to local children. She is currently part of the youth advisory panel with Plan UK and she has spent time looking into and speaking on issues young people face. She gave a speech as one of the UK’s Top 100 Inspirational Women for Oxfam.
Jack Negus | Age: 19 | Borough: Somerset
Jack was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Despite various operations, including open heart surgery on three occasions, he has campaigned extensively for Little Hearts Matter; a charity co-founded by him and his family. Jack used his entrepreneurial spirit which saw him open a shop in his hometown of Somerset called, The Slipper Box in Street, all profits made from the sale of the slippers go directly to the charity.