King presents flowers, other gifts to Toon

A ceremony was held on Wednesday morning at the Grand Ballroom of the Bunjongburi Hotel in Muang district of Surat Thani province for rocker Artiwara Kongmalai, better known as Toon Bodyslam, to receive flowers and other gifts from His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun.

The gifts � which included tonic drinks and food for health from the Royal Household Bureau � were presented to Toon by His Majesty the King's representative Air Vice Marshal Pakdee Saeng-xuto at the ceremony.

AVM Pakdee also conveyed His Majesty's message to Toon and his family.

Apart from Toon, also present at the ceremony were his parents, girlfriend Rachawin, and members of a support team for his charity run.

Toon, 38, has won overwhelming support from the Thai people for his 2,191 km charity run from Yala's Betong district to Chiang Rai's Mae Sai district. He intends to finish the run on Christmas Day and the proceeds will be for 11 state-run hospitals to acquire medical equipment.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)