Prince Harry attends ambassador launch

UK, 30 Sep – Prince Harry, MapAction’s Royal Patron, attended a reception on Thursday evening (26th September) at the Royal Society, London. The launch of an ambassador programme was the main focus of the event to further engage long term support for MapAction’s future. The function also provided an opportunity to give recognition and thanks to existing donors committed to supporting the organisation’s work.

MapAction simulated a field operation and demonstrated the organisations’ role in a mock earthquake based on past deployments. Prince Harry congratulated the MapAction team of many volunteers on their achievement in deploying to over 40 emergency missions during the past 11 years, helping millions of people affected by disaster. Prince Harry said: ‘I was struck by their willingness to drop everything at a moment’s notice – despite the fact that I would do that in my job – and step into the heart of a crisis no matter where it is in the world, leaving loved ones behind.’ He added: ‘These are extraordinary people in this extraordinary organisation and I am proud to be Patron.’

Liz Hughes, MapAction’s Chief Executive said: ‘ Prince Harry’s patronage of MapAction is a highly valuable contribution for an organisation of our size. Unique events such as this reception offer the perfect opportunity to attract new donors and it also allows us to express our thanks to all those involved with helping reach people in their time of urgent need. We are especially grateful for Prince Harry’s interest in meeting our donors who are an enormous part of enabling the service we provide.’

For further information on our ambassador programme please contact Mim or Chloe on 01494 568899 or email:

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