We are normally an Africa small farm-based charity but, in the light of the global pandemic, we decided to diversify. With the help of local data collectors, we mapped the extraordinary response in the UK to Coronavirus, so that decisions and even policy could be based on better reality.
The project commenced in 2020 and lasted through to 2022. In summary, the goal was to build maps showing Covid-19 UK cases and good causes, to build hope, by showing the UK public some of the extraordinarily amazing work on the ground. These maps were built by our fantastic team of unpaid volunteers.
Through our UK maps, we illustrated the number of cases and deaths in every UK hospital, allowing anyone to track the spread of the virus in their community.
Among the grim statistics we looked to provide more hope by celebrating the incredible work people were doing to support the National Health Service. We also supported people made vulnerable in the community by mapping who these incredible people were, where they were based, and what they were doing.
At our “Great Big UK Hope Map” we are plotted these wonderful people and outlined their projects. This could help anyone find charities and groups in their local area and donate to them directly through our map.
If today you just want to support a general charity or national theme, we have listed below some amazing groups.
At this video below, Rupert Douglas-Bate, chair of MapAid, explains the usual mission of the organisation in the Africa, as well our response, during the extraordinary times of Covid-19 in the UK and across the world.
Please partner with us and donate so together we may serve our normal cause of mapping to benefit for small farmers in Africa.