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'Toon' set to enter Prachuap Khiri Khan, donations rise to Bt310 million

Nov 22. 2017
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By The Nation

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Rock star Artiwara “Toon” Kongmalai started Day 22 of his charity run at 5.20am on Wednesday, and is scheduled to cross Chumphon into Prachuap Khiri Khan.

His group announced that at the end of Day 21 of his epic 2,191-kilometre run from Betong district in Yala to Mae Sai district in Chiang Mai, donations had risen to Bt310 million.

Toon and his group left Home Beach resort at Laem Taen beach in Tambon Chum Kho of Pathieu district to tackle the first 15.6km of the seaside road.

About 500 students and lecturers of the King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Chumphon waited along the road to give him donations and moral support.

He will rest for 30 minutes after completing the first part of the run. Then, he will run to Ban Bang Waen school in Tambon Pak Klong fo Pathieu to give scholarships to poor students. Then he will run across the provincial line into Prachuap Khiri Khan.

Toon spent four days running in Chumphon, the gateway to the South, covering a total of distance of almost 200 kilometres.

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