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A Stroll Around the World for UNICEF

Irish Photographer James Thomas Cork arrived in Serbia on foot

Belgrade, 14 June 2012 – Irish Photographer James Thomas Cork, who set off on foot on a 20,000-kilometer-long walk from Scotland to New Zealand three months ago in order to raise funds for UNICEF and raise people’s awareness of its work, has arrived in Serbia. James will spend a month in our country, walking along the Danube up to Belgrade and onward through central Serbia up to Sofia in Bulgaria. During his trip he will visit three continents and pass through 16 countries in the course of two years.

Throughout his journey, James will inform city dwellers about UNICEF volunteer programmes and hold lectures in schools. By raising the awareness of this organization during his trip, he hopes to gather 1,000,000 dollars for programmes aimed at children around the world.

© UNICEF Serbia/Zoran Jovanovic Maccak
James Thomas Cork at the Republic Square in Belgrade

“I’ve always wished to record my every experience and share it with as many people as possible. I hope that my trip will get other people interested and inspire them to donate funds to UNICEF“, explains James Thomas Cork and concludes that it is very important for more people to get involved in volunteer work.

Photography has been James’ passion for more than ten years now, and he has also majored in film and photography. He is documenting his experiences from this journey and the challenges he encounters in photos and video clips available at www.justgoingforastroll.com and on his Facebook and Twitter accounts.

 

 

 
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