Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Landmark Information Group donates £3,250 to humanitarian aid charity MapAction

Landmark Information Group has donated a prize pot of more than £3,250 to humanitarian aid charity MapAction.

Presenting the cheque to MapAction’s Head of Fundraising Mim Wright [pictured below], Mark Milner, CEO of Landmark Information Group said: “MapAction provides invaluable and truly unique services by identifying which disaster-struck areas are in need of vital support and where relief sources are.  We are delighted to present them with this cheque which will help make sure aid gets to the people in greatest need.”

MapAction is a charity that maps life-saving information about disaster situations so that aid agencies can target relief efforts effectively. It is the only non-governmental organisation (NGO) anywhere in the world with a capacity to deploy a fully trained and equipped humanitarian mapping and information management team, often within a few hours of an alert. 

In 2012, due to the synergies in mapping and geospatial data, Landmark launched its partnership with the charity by pledging a corporate donation of £2,500 as well as organising a range of fund-raising activities to help MapAction get aid.

Mim Wright, Head of Fundraising at MapAction says: "MapAction volunteers are on standby 24/7 to respond to any humanitarian emergency anywhere in the world, so it's very reassuring to know that Landmark is committed to supporting us. Their energy and enthusiasm will help MapAction to save lives and minimise suffering when a disaster strikes."

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