Football fanatic Adam Burns, a former student at Newmarket College, is planning to walk to the 2014 World Cup setting a world record and raising thousands of pounds for charity.
Twenty-seven-year-old Adam, who also played for Newmarket Town football club, will be walking 1966 kilometres across South America arriving in Brazil for the start of the World Cup on June 12 next year when he hopes to be cheering on his beloved England.
Joining Adam on his pilgrimage will be his friends, David Bewick and Pete Johnston, and the three will be raising funds for a charity to build a water well in Bahia, in north east Brazil, which is suffering its worst drought in over 50 years.
Adam, who is currently working in Australia, and his friends, will set off from Mendoza in Argentina on March 1 and walk for approximately 80 days through Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil.
The journey will take them through three countries and 29 towns and villages in a journey measuring 1966 kilometre, a number that holds special significance for England fans.
“We are three die hard England fans who are desperate to see England play in the World Cup in Brazil, but we also see the World Cup as an opportunity to do some good and help a very worthy cause like the J de V Arts Care Trust, a charity which is very close to our hearts,” said Adam Burns.
The football mad trio are also planning to play as much football as possible with locals on the journey and are hoping that other football fans making the trip to the World Cup will join them on the walk.
To donate to Walk to the World Cup go to www.justgiving.com/WalkToTheWorldCup-JdeV