Join Adam on 100-day charity World Cup walk

Join the Walk to the World Cup.
Join the Walk to the World Cup.

A football fanatic who will be walking to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil is inviting fellow fans to join him on the 100-day-long charity walk.

Former Newmarket College student Adam Burns, 27, will walk 1,966km, starting from Mendoza in Argentina on March 3 and ending up in Brazil for the start of the World Cup on June 12, joined by friends David Bewick, 31, and Pete Johnston, 29.

The trio hope to raise $20,000 for the J de V Arts Care Trust to build a water well in Bahia, North East Brazil, which is suffering its worst drought in over 50 years.

The campaign has already gained support from the sporting community, including Newcastle and England legend Alan Shearer who sent the boys a video message wishing them good luck.

Now they are appealing to find one football fan from each qualifying nation to join them on their epic pilgrimage.

Adam said: “We want one fan from each qualifying nation to join us on our walk to share our experiences and to show that football is a global language that can unite anyone from any walk of life.

“We don’t expect everyone to do the whole walk and invite people to join us whenever and wherever they can.”

Fans are being asked to upload a video of themselves scoring and then celebrating as if they have scored the winning goal in the World Cup and upload to by February 24.

David said: “We will pick our favourites and invite 32 football-mad fans to join us on our Walk to the World Cup.”

Pete added: “When we reach our destination in Porto Alegre, we want to be walking with a small army of die-hard football fans, who all share one love, the beautiful game. It will be like a scene from Forrest Gump-meets-Bend It Like Beckham.”