MapAid volunteers gathered on Sunday January 8th in London, Farringdon, at the Eagle, for Christmas Lunch.
The group's discussion on this day revolved around the various mapping initiatives that had been undertaken by team over 2022. Being together, physically, in person allowed for a closer connection among the group. The meet up helped to reinforce the motivated, caring attitude and heart of MapAid volunteers - one that believes in working collectively together to use the power of maps to share vital information with relevant authorities to, in effect, enable efficient distribution of resources and help for various communities.
Of course, everyone enjoyed themselves and each other's company. Lunch and drinks were paid for out of funds made available separately to the funding of MapAid's operations - specifically for the purpose of gathering volunteers together so that each person could get to know one another in a relaxed setting. The additional bonus involved us counting the range of ethnic cultures of our Mapaid volunteers - spanning Indonesian, Afro-Caribbean, English, Scottish, Turkish, and Belgium roots! This, indeed, led to even deeper, fun conversations as you can imagine!
A short, but insightful tour of Farringdon where many films and/adverts have been filmed ensued! And what a beautiful town Farringdon is!
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