UNICEF's work for children
In January 2012, photographer, filmmaker and aspiring adventurer James Thomas is embarking on a 12,000 mile journey from Scotland to New Zealand. Travelling across 3 continents and through 16 countries, James is undertaking the 12,000 trek entirely on foot in order to raise funds and increase awareness for UNICEF.
The challenge is expected to take James two years to complete, covering an average distance of approximately 130 miles, the equivalent of five marathons per week.
When asked why he has chosen to undertake the journey, James said: ‘I’ve always wanted to document the world around me and share my experience. I hope that this personal journey might capture the interest of others and encourage people, in however small a way, to donate to UNICEF.’
A passionate photographer for over a decade, James studied film and photography at Edinburgh Napier University and has documented his previous travels through Asia and the Middle East. The people and their stories have always been James’ primary interest and he will build on this by producing photographs and film of those he meets throughout his forthcoming trek.
The project is in aid of UNICEF, the world’s leading charity working for children and their rights. James hopes that through raising awareness of the organisation that the target of £1,000,000 will be reached over the course of the trip. Supporters following James’ endeavor can donate directly to UNICEF through this page and get updates on the project on James’ website justgoingforastroll.com or through his blog, YouTube, Twitter and Facebook pages throughout the challenge.