"MapAction has made the most significant contribution to the management of humanitarian emergencies in the last 20 years!" Gilbert Greenhall, UN Disaster Assessment and Cordination Assessment Team Leader
On 22 April AGI Director & CEO Chris Holcroft ran as part of a six strong MapAction charity running team in the 2012 Virgin London Marathon. In this, his first running event, Chris wore running number 55200 and successfully completed the 26.2 mile course in 4 hours 54 mins.
"It was a phenomenal event and a great opportunity to help MapAction" said Chris. "All the MapAction runners made it to the finish line and the staff at MapAction did all they could to help us both before and at the marathon, including laying on a cheering team at the half-way point. I had a great run and was pacing for a 4:50 time, which only ended up going slightly awry after the 24 mile point owing to hitting the dreaded 'wall'. To lose 4 minutes overall was no big deal in the grand scheme of things. Primarily it was wonderful to have fun at an epic scale event and to raise vital funds for a unique UK charity. I congratulate my team-mates, the MapAction staff, and all who sponsored, supported and helped me, they were terrific!" he added.
There is still time to sponsor Chris and add to his total of funds raised for this unique and very significant organisation. One that uses geographic information to save and improve lives of those affected in humanitarian crises and natural disasters.
To contribute please click HERE. All sponsorship donations are gratefully received and go immediately to MapAction.
MapAction is a UK charity that provides life-saving information about disaster situations in the form of maps. Deploying anywhere in the world where disaster strikes, its highly-skilled volunteers play a vital role in helping coordinate the national and international emergency response.
Some Recent Deployments
Namibia Flooding 2009, Pakistan IDP Emergency 2009, Berkino-Faso Flooding 2009, Benin Flooding 2009, Philippines Typhoon 2009, Sumatra Earthquake 2009, Haiti Earthquake 2010, Pakistan Landslide 2010, Pakistan Floods 2010, Albania Floods 2010, St Lucia Hurricane 2010, Libya Humanitarian Crisis 2011, Japan Earthquake 2011, Nicuragua Flooding 2011, Ivory Coast Humanitarian Crisis 2011, Philippines Cyclone 2012, Sahel Crisis 2012, Madagascar Floods 2012.