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Teen who raised £250k for charity to receive royal gong

Teenager has raised thousands of pounds for charity

A young fundraiser who raised more than a quarter of a million pounds for charity will be presented with his British Empire Medal today.

Thirteen-year-old Jonjo Heuerman from Dartford was included in this year's New Year's Honours. He raised money for the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK. The teenager will be presented with his medal by the Lord Lieutenant of Kent at a garden party at Penhurst Place.

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Raising cash for cancer from coffee

A grandfather from Hampshire, who was told he had inoperable cancer, is determined to prove medics wrong. Brian Wheeler had a tumour the size of a football on his kidney but he is now beating the disease.

His daughter is organising the biggest coffee morning the village of Hamble in Hampshire has ever seen to raise money for Macmillan nurses who provide vital support to cancer sufferers.

She is hoping to attract hundreds to Hamble Memorial Hall tomorrow morning at 10am with cake, coffee, prizes and childrens' entertainment.

Donations can be made at www.justgiving.com/hamble