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ShelterBox equipment offered to help fight Ebola in West Africa

Thursday 16 October 2014

ShelterBox equipment offered to help fight Ebola in West Africa

UK disaster relief charity ShelterBox has offered equipment supplies to government and medical charities in the battle to contain Ebola

Photos and video of Cornwall’s ShelterBox school equipment in Aleppo classrooms - helping Syria’s ‘lost generation’

Wednesday 15 October 2014

Photos and video of Cornwall’s ShelterBox school equipment in Aleppo classrooms - helping Syria’s ‘lost generation’

Children whose families are on the run from conflict in Syria have been described as a generation lost to education. Photos just arrived show how ShelterBox is helping to bring refugee children back into the classroom

Curate will live like a refugee, highlighting a world crisis

Friday 03 October 2014

Curate will live like a refugee, highlighting a world crisis

To draw attention to the plight of refugees worldwide the Rev’d Caspar Bush is planning to spend a week camping outside St Michael’s Church, Perranporth, in ‘only the clothes he is standing up in, and a tent provided by Shelterbox.’

The gift of shelter, the gift of schooling - ShelterBox at work in flood-ravaged Zimbabwe

Tuesday 30 September 2014

The gift of shelter, the gift of schooling - ShelterBox at work in flood-ravaged Zimbabwe

The worst flooding for 40 years, and a fractured dam, caused over 20,000 people to abandon their homes in southeastern Zimbabwe. As one farmer puts it, ‘we are living like refugees in our own country’. ShelterBox has been helping for over six months to shelter families, and now to support their children’s education.

Save the Children report warns of a ‘lost generation’ of schoolchildren in Syria - ShelterBox continues to deploy SchoolBoxes and education packs

Thursday 18 September 2014

Save the Children report warns of a ‘lost generation’ of schoolchildren in Syria - ShelterBox continues to deploy SchoolBoxes and education packs

A report today exposes a worsening education crisis in Syria, where up to a fifth of all school buildings have been destroyed, militarised, or used as shelters. ShelterBox does what it can by sending SchoolBoxes to refugee camps and displaced communities.

Alison Wallace, ShelterBox CEO – ‘Security of our aid workers is our primary concern’

Sunday 14 September 2014

Alison Wallace, ShelterBox CEO – ‘Security of our aid workers is our primary concern’

As the world wakes up to news of the murder of aid worker David Haines in Iraq, ShelterBox’s Alison Wallace says the safety of our response teams is the charity’s greatest priority

Nicola is set to swim an ‘aquatic marathon’ for ShelterBox. ‘I figured if I didn't set it as a goal I would never know.’

Monday 08 September 2014

Nicola is set to swim an ‘aquatic marathon’ for ShelterBox. ‘I figured if I didn't set it as a goal I would never know.’

The Dart 10k swim on Sunday 14 September is not for the feint-hearted. Described as ‘not a race, but a journey’ this annual event is said to be ‘the aquatic equivalent of a marathon’. This year ShelterBox is set to benefit from the endurance swimming talents of Nicola Dawson. 

The stars, and ShelterBox, come out for ‘Live at Heartlands’ concert weekend

Friday 05 September 2014

The stars, and ShelterBox, come out for ‘Live at Heartlands’ concert weekend

Heartlands in Pool is the gateway to Cornwall’s mining world heritage site, but next weekend it will also be the gateway to concerts by famous bands including UB40, the Boomtown Rats and the Happy Mondays. And, happily, ShelterBox will be there too.

International property giant builds a relationship with ShelterBox

Wednesday 20 August 2014

International property giant builds a relationship with ShelterBox

International property giant builds a relationship with ShelterBox IP Global is an end-to-end property investment company that sources worldwide real estate with growth potential. Their newest investment is in the future of ShelterBox. Having nominated us as their Charity of the Year, they have announced some exciting ways of raising funds and our profile.

‘Stars in a reasonably priced car’. Jon and Ben take their Citroën Saxo for a 20,000 mile round trip to Mongolia for ShelterBox

Tuesday 19 August 2014

‘Stars in a reasonably priced car’. Jon and Ben take their Citroën Saxo for a 20,000 mile round trip to Mongolia for ShelterBox

On the popular BBC programme ‘Top Gear’ guest stars race a mid-range saloon around a test track in Surrey. But two ShelterBox fundraising stars are showing just a little more drive – 20,000 miles from Exeter to Mongolia and back in an ‘an old car with a tiny knackered engine’.