A few days before the appalling explosion in Beirut we had a presentation from a member of MapAction who explained to us the important role they have in facilitating the response of aid agencies. We have learnt that they had been called upon to send a team to Beirut and in view of its urgent nature our club made a donation of £1,000 as a contribution towards the £2,751 airfare costs.
Humanitarian emergencies often strike without warning, destroying lives and livelihoods within a matter of seconds. In the immediate aftermath, the challenge for those responding is to know where to start.
Information is vital. Which area has been worst affected? Where are the most vulnerable people? What has happened to roads, railways and communication networks? Where are medical supplies and where are they needed most?
MapAction works across the globe to ensure disaster response teams have
access to the maps and data they need whenever they’re needed to answer these and other critical questions. As well as helping to prepare for emergencies before they happen, their team of expert volunteers is ready to respond to disasters in-country or remotely, anywhere in the world and at very short notice, to provide life-saving maps and data to help deliver the right aid to the right places, quickly.
Since 2003, MapAction has been applying expertise in geographical information and data to make humanitarian disaster response as effective as possible, saving many thousands of lives in the process.
Bird College Music Hub and Music Services Department was closed in June, effectively removing the provision of instruments, tuition and performance opportunities in Bexley Borough virtually overnight.
Members of Sidcup Rotary Club, shocked and disappointed by the closure, launched the Save Bexley Music 2020 Appeal in collaboration with the Friends of Bexley Music. The campaign will use The Big Give charity platform to seek initial funding pledges
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Sidcup Rotary Club’s Benevolent Trust jointly funded the new defibrillator installed inside the Waitrose Sidcup store on 1 July 2020 as part of a project installing defibrillators in Sidcup in partnership with Sidcup Business Partners. Two others are being jointly funded. These are due to be installed at the Premier Lodge Day Nursery at 11 Station Road, Sidcup and at it near The Hackney Carriage Micro pub at 165 Station Road, Sidcup. The nursery will pay for its installation and electricity charges.