Cultural Geography and Geography in the Media.
For students and teachers of Geography.
Friday, April 20, 2012
John Lyon running the London Marathon
The London Marathon is on Sunday.
Watch out for the athletic stride of John Lyon, the GA's Programme Director, who is running the marathon for the charity MapAction.
I've been involved with MapAction for some time and when they asked me at late notice to run the London Marathon on their behalf I must say I was deeply honoured. The work they do is so important in saving lives and minimising suffering in humanitarian emergencies. We often teach about disasters in geography and we mustn't forget that it is real people who are suffering - often in their thousands. Since 2002, MapAction’s highly-skilled volunteers have responded to 32 disasters worldwide, including earthquakes, floods, tsunamis, cyclones and conflict-related crises. As an immediate response, they help to get aid delivered quickly and effectively to those most in need, but as a long-term measure they also help to prepare vulnerable communities for the impact of disasters before they strike. So.. I'm running again. It's the least I can do and I hope you will sponsor me. If you do that's brilliant... Thanks on behalf of everyone who you help.
If you want to support John, go to his JUST GIVING page and let him have a donation... Every little helps...