I am lucky to be running the London Marathon 2017 in support of MapAction – a humanitarian mapping charity that works through skilled volunteers. The MapAction specialist teams help to save lives and minimise suffering by making the response to humanitarian emergencies as targeted, efficient and effective as possible.
The marathon will be a personal challenge but one that I look forward to. There is nothing for it but to lace up my trainers and get into the training.
Thank you for your support. Please sponsor me at: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/EdwardWallington
In the aftermath of a disaster thousands of people can suddenly find themselves battling to save lives and livelihoods. Before aid agencies can help them, the first requirement is information. Which areas have yet to be reached? Where are the relief resources? Where are the people in greatest need?
MapAction delivers this vital information in mapped form, from data gathered at the disaster scene. Creating a ‘shared operational picture’ is crucial for making informed decisions and delivering aid to the right place, quickly.
MapAction’s service is unique. It’s the only non-governmental organisation (NGO) with a capacity to deploy a fully trained and equipped humanitarian mapping and information management team anywhere in the world, often within just hours.
Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and donations will be quickly processed and passed to charities. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity’s behalf where the donor is eligible for this. I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.