On March 3, Adam Burns, Dave Bewick, Pete Johnston and Ben Olsen set off from Mendoza in Argentina on an epic 1966km pilgrimage to the 2014 Brazil World Cup. Their journey so far has taken them through rural Argentina, Buenos Aires and on to Uruguay, where they've traversed the Atlantic coast to the Brazilian border. 

Challenges so far have seen them take on the harsh desert of San Luis, travel along a live train line in Justo Deract and through the swampy marshlands of Olearta. The boys have been charged by bulls, electrocuted by a farmer's fence and almost caught hyperthermia during a heavy thunderstorm while lost near the small town of Washington in Argentina.

The four England fans aim to raise £20,000 for the J de V Arts Care Trust, a charity based in the north of England. The money raised will be used to build a new water well in Bahia, north-east Brazil, which is suffering its worst drought in more than 50 years. Ten million people have been affected and more than a million cattle have died. For more information on the drought in Bahia, please click here:

The Walk to the World Cup story took an unexpected twist when the boys were followed by a stray dog in the small Uruguayan town of Solis. The black labrador retriever, now known as Jefferson, continued to follow the boys until they set up camp for the night and when they woke up he was still there. Two and half weeks on and Jefferson is now a key part of the Walk to the World Cup team. 

Now the boys have two goals: to raise enough money to build the water well in Bahia and find a loving home for their beloved and loyal companion, Jefferson Ramsey Moore.  

At the time of writing the boys have just 28 days left to reach their destination and complete their two goals. Please give generously to our amazing charity the J de V Arts Care Trust and if anyone has a contact for anyone looking for the best dog in the world, email 

Raising money for

J de V Arts Care Trust

J de V Arts Care Trust

Charity Registration No. 1119354


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Argos Castle Mall, Norwich

Donation by Anonymous on 04/09/14


Great work boys. Met Adam recently who told me about your exploits - great effort!

Donation by Ollie on 15/08/14


Don't spend it all at once.

Donation by Jamie Deehan on 15/08/14


Well done boys and Jefferson this is all we raised from our customers within hair at Michaelas and revive beauty :) well done again

Donation by Hair at Michaelas and revive beauty on 13/08/14


Well done guys from all at Argos in Cambridge we had a World Cup sweep stake

Donation by Argos Cambridge on 09/08/14


Amazing feat (feet)!

Donation by John Martion on 06/08/14


A small contribution from the world cup sweepstake at work. Well done!

Donation by NHS, Health Education East of England on 28/07/14


Well done guy's, fantastic achievement. Very proud of you all.

Donation by Ross White on 24/07/14


Well done from Argos in Cambridge. Karl had some scratch cards made so another £10

Donation by Argos in Cambridge on 21/07/14


Well done for the awesome achievement and raising awareness

Donation by Daisy on 20/07/14


Donation by Anonymous on 15/07/14


So proud of you all! Huge congrats :-) x

Donation by Charlotte Cowling on 12/07/14


We're so happy to have met you & to help support this cause. You lads are the epitome of "be a good guest" and "embrace the adventure"--two ideals we hold dear here at Airbnb.

Donation by Your friends at Airbnb on 12/07/14


Well Done you guys - a walk in the Cumbrian Hills won't be quite the same then!!

Donation by Dave and Angie Owen on 10/07/14


Inspiring stuff, well done Ben and co!

Donation by Sophie Gridley on 10/07/14


Well done guys great achievement Adam your mum does my fitness classes at Newmarket leisure centre with her partner in crime Vicky who walked hadrians wall to support you .

Donation by Tim Wilson on 08/07/14


Terrific what they do. I also continued his journey with Jefferson, who brought many smiles history and tenderness. Go figure as soon as surprised and will. Exitos!

Donation by Paula -Uruguay- on 08/07/14


Well done from all at Cubiqdesign and the local businesses that donated at our bake off....

Donation by Anonymous on 08/07/14


You rock! Namaste, Charles

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Donation by Ben Paynter on 01/07/14


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Donation summary

  • * Online donations£20,996.42
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£441.00
  • Total raised£21,437.42
  • Gift Aid£0.00

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