UK,26 Jul – Prince Harry has invited MapAction to fly the flag for volunteering in the Olympic Torch Relay as it passes Buckingham Palace today, the day before the opening ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Wai-Ming Lee, an active MapAction volunteer, has been given the honour of carrying the Olympic torch as it passes Buckingham Palace, where it will be viewed by Prince Harry and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Wai-Ming first joined the charity in 2004 and deployed to such humanitarian emergencies as the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004 and Pakistan floods of 2010. When he’s not flying out to disaster zones, he helps the charity develop its technical capabilities, so its operations are as streamlined and effective as possible.
Wai-Ming says: “I am incredibly proud to carry the Olympic torch for MapAction. In doing so, I am representing the tireless work of some 60 volunteers who contribute their mapping skills, so that lives can be saved in humanitarian emergencies.”