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British Expat Walks 1050 KM's Across Thailand For Charity  

James Lee Valentine, a British expat here in Thailand just completed a 1050 KM walk all the way from Pattaya to Phuket to raise funds for ‘Take Care Kids’, a children’s foundation based in Chonburi. Accompanied by the ‘Hash House Harriers’ running group, he completed the 48-day journey on June 6th and raised a total of 200,000 baht. This is not the first time Valentine has embarked on a long-distance walk for a charitable cause. He initially undertook a similar endeavour back in the UK alongside his older brother in ‘96 and more recently, raised 71,000 baht by completing a 33 KM walk from Pattaya to Jomtien Beach on Valentine’s Day.

Our Take

This was a really cool story to read, but beyond that… a crazy accomplishment. Of course the charitable side of things is epic, but what’s especially wild is the fact that James persevered and spent 48-days WALKING over 1000 kilometres through the Thai heat. Beyond impressive in all regards and a big shout out to James.