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‘Responding rapidly to a crisis within a crisis’ - Tents and shelter kits from UK charity heading from Turkey into Aleppo and Syrian camps

Saturday 13 February 2016

‘Responding rapidly to a crisis within a crisis’ - Tents and shelter kits from UK charity heading from Turkey into Aleppo and Syrian camps

While the world debates a deal for ceasing hostilities in Syria, aid agencies including Cornwall-based ShelterBox are mobilising to take aid from Turkey into camps for the displaced, and to the city of Aleppo.

‘These people have suffered enough’ - ShelterBox team arrives in Turkey as tens of thousands of Syrian refugees are caught in limbo

Monday 08 February 2016

‘These people have suffered enough’ - ShelterBox team arrives in Turkey as tens of thousands of Syrian refugees are caught in limbo

UK agency ShelterBox is on the Turkey / Syria border responding to a humanitarian stand-off. Up to 70,000 Syrians have fled increased violence around Aleppo trying to enter Turkey's Kilis region, only to find the border closed despite EU appeals to let them cross.

Raise your heartrate, raise some cash - the UK’s big-hearted disaster relief agency ShelterBox is launching its greatest challenge season ever

Friday 29 January 2016

Raise your heartrate, raise some cash - the UK’s big-hearted disaster relief agency ShelterBox is launching its greatest challenge season ever

The Cornwall-based charity backed by famous action heroes and endurance sportsmen -  Sir Ben Ainslie, James Cracknell OBE, Ben Fogle, the Harlequins rugby team – is now planning its biggest-ever series of challenge fundraising events from April to October

Westcountry to Westminster – ShelterBox CEO leaving to join European Council on Foreign Relations

Wednesday 27 January 2016

Westcountry to Westminster – ShelterBox CEO leaving to join European Council on Foreign Relations

Alison Wallace has been Chief Executive of disaster relief charity ShelterBox for almost three years, during its responses to headline disasters such as Typhoon Haiyan and the Nepal quakes. Now she is moving on to an award-winning think tank about Europe’s role in the world.

UK charity ShelterBox endorses nomination of Greek islanders for Nobel Peace Prize

Tuesday 26 January 2016

UK charity ShelterBox endorses nomination of Greek islanders for Nobel Peace Prize

The Cornwall-based disaster relief agency ShelterBox witnessed the frontline of the refugee crisis on the island of Lesbos last year. Now it is backing calls for Greek islanders to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, having seen them rescue thousands from the sea

Bodmin Rotarian Colin Bell completes the equivalent of 48 marathons tomorrow at ShelterBox’s Helston HQ

Monday 25 January 2016

Bodmin Rotarian Colin Bell completes the equivalent of 48 marathons tomorrow at ShelterBox’s Helston HQ

It’s often said that the relationship between ShelterBox and Rotary will run and run. And someone who has taken that very literally is Colin Bell of the Rotary Club of Bodmin. Tomorrow, 26 January, the team at ShelterBox HQ will cheer him across the line at the end of his fundraising marathon of marathons

Ghost of a tin mining past - a Poldark connection and prize for Truro’s Bosvigo House on Hellebore Day in February

Tuesday 19 January 2016

Ghost of a tin mining past - a Poldark connection and prize for Truro’s Bosvigo House on Hellebore Day in February

Long term ShelterBox supporter Wendy Perry is making plans for her celebrated annual Hellebore Day, when all are welcomed to view rooms in Truro’s hidden gem Bosvigo House and walk its Spring Gardens. Now Wendy has the new season of TV hit Poldark in her sights, with a special prize and a ghostly link with Bosvigo's heritage.

El Niño – we’ve all heard of it, but how does it bring climate misery to so many countries and to millions of people?

Sunday 17 January 2016

El Niño – we’ve all heard of it, but how does it bring climate misery to so many countries and to millions of people?

A ShelterBox team is in Paraguay responding to the worst flooding in half a century. This is just one consequence of El Niño, the little-understood but often devastating climate phenomenon, which this year has already been branded as ‘Godzilla’.

ShelterBox volunteer Ben Spurway prepares for one of the world’s greatest endurance challenges

Wednesday 13 January 2016

ShelterBox volunteer Ben Spurway prepares for one of the world’s greatest endurance challenges

Ben Spurway and his ‘Green Sentinels’ colleagues are only weeks away from the biggest adventure of their lives - a 500 mile endurance event across the Patagonian wilderness in South America to support ShelterBox and two other charities

Inventors of ‘brilliant’ solar light luminAID travel to Malawi with ShelterBox in TV item seen by ABC’s 7.5 million viewers

Tuesday 12 January 2016

Inventors of ‘brilliant’ solar light luminAID travel to Malawi with ShelterBox in TV item seen by ABC’s 7.5 million viewers

ShelterBox was one of the earliest backers of luminAID, an innovative solar light that is proving an essential aid item in disaster zones. Its inventors Anna Stork and Andrea Sreshta travelled to Malawi with ShelterBox to see luminAID being used by flood victims, in a feature shown by ABC TV to its US viewers.

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