ShelterBox Latest News http://www.shelterbox.org/news_rss.asp ShelterBox is an international disaster relief charity delivering boxes of aid, shelter, warmth and dignity to people affected by disasters, worldwide en-gb 22.12.2009 15:22:49 Copyright: (C) ShelterBox 2009 15 ShelterBox Latest News http://www.shelterbox.org/img/logo.gif http://www.shelterbox.org/news.asp ShelterBox helps to test new folding shelter for use in disaster zones As well as putting new response team recruits through their paces, ShelterBox's training centre on a windswept Cornish airfield is now helping to test a revolutionary prototype 'flat pack' shelter. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1425 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1425 Wednesday 09 April 2014 UK News ShelterBox pitches up in Birmingham city centre to celebrate Rotary’s centenary Expect people walking through Birmingham’s Centenary Square this weekend to do a double take. Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland and disaster relief charity ShelterBox are creating a tented disaster zone to raise awareness, and to thank the generous people of the West Midlands. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1427 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1427 Wednesday 09 April 2014 UK News ShelterBox director speaks at Cornwall Christian Aid meeting It was limited rations only for Christian Aid supporters who gathered in Looe on Monday 24 March for an emergency-style cook off. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1423 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1423 Friday 04 April 2014 UK News A year on from a record-breaking weekend, ShelterBox wishes Tregothnan well as it opens its gardens for charity again As the Tregothnan estate prepares for the UK’s largest charity garden open weekend, Cornwall-based ShelterBox looks back at 2013’s successful sun-blessed event. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1421 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1421 Thursday 27 March 2014 UK News Caja de Vivienda! - ‘Design a ShelterBox’ challenge for Year 8 modern languages students across the country 12 and 13-year old pupils countrywide are being set an unusual design challenge as part of their Modern Foreign Languages studies in Spanish. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1420 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1420 Friday 21 March 2014 UK News Brave and determined Olympic trainer Wanda will race 160 miles of the Egyptian White Desert for ShelterBox As the UK focuses on Sport Relief, in three days’ time Cornwall-based Olympic personal trainer Wanda Summers will set off on one of the world’s most gruelling endurance races, raising funds for ShelterBox. But even more remarkable is Wanda’s own endurance following a paragliding injury that broke her back. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1419 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1419 Thursday 20 March 2014 UK News Cornish Food Box Company adds a bit of spice to ShelterBox It seems an obvious alliance - they deliver local food in a box, we deliver disaster aid in a box. So ShelterBox was delighted when a special recipe was used to curry favour with Cornish Food Box Company customers. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1417 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1417 Monday 17 March 2014 UK News SYRIA 3 YEARS ON - ‘Huddling for shelter in an ancient Roman tourist site’ - ShelterBox renews its efforts to help families fleeing war This week marks three years since civil war in Syria sparked the world’s greatest humanitarian crisis. Teams from UK based ShelterBox have worked tirelessly to get aid to thousands of refugees and internally displaced families. With a long term presence in four countries, now the charity is focusing on two fronts – in neighbouring Lebanon, and via a route into Syria itself. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1405 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1405 Friday 07 March 2014 UK News SYRIA 3 YEARS ON - ‘Huddling for shelter in an ancient Roman tourist site’ - ShelterBox renews its efforts to help families fleeing war This week marks three years since civil war in Syria sparked the world’s greatest humanitarian crisis. Teams from UK based ShelterBox have worked tirelessly to get aid to thousands of refugees and internally displaced families. With a long term presence in four countries, now the charity is focusing on two fronts – in neighbouring Lebanon, and via a route into Syria itself. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1414 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1414 Friday 07 March 2014 International News Silence really is golden for these Young ShelterBox fundraisers Ever tried to keep a seven to eleven year old quiet? It takes a very good book, or a very good cause. These youngsters from Glasgow had both – and managed to turn their silence into gold for UK-based charity ShelterBox. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1402 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1402 Wednesday 05 March 2014 UK News Foot Anstey raises over £5,000 for Philippines The staff of regional law firm Foot Anstey has teamed up with international disaster relief charity ShelterBox to raise much needed funds for those affected by the devastating super typhoon Haiyan, which hit the Philippines in November. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1400 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1400 Tuesday 04 March 2014 UK News SYRIA 3 YEARS ON - Children’s book ‘The Day the Bombs Fell’ brings hope to Syrian refugees On UNESCO World Book Day Cornish disaster relief charity ShelterBox is promoting its own book – written for and illustrated by children – with £1 from every sale going to help refugees from the Syrian conflict http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1401 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1401 Tuesday 04 March 2014 UK News SYRIA 3 YEARS ON - Children’s book ‘The Day the Bombs Fell’ brings hope to Syrian refugees On UNESCO World Book Day Cornish disaster relief charity ShelterBox is promoting its own book – written for and illustrated by children – with £1 from every sale going to help refugees from the Syrian conflict http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1413 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1413 Tuesday 04 March 2014 International News Olympic gold oarsman James Cracknell OBE visits ShelterBox Disaster relief charity ShelterBox is proud to list a number of Olympic sportsmen and adventurers among its supporters, including Sir Ben Ainslie, Ben Fogle and Monty Halls. Friday 28 February saw a visit to ShelterBox headquarters by one of Britain’s most successful athletes of all time, James Cracknell OBE.   http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1397 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1397 Saturday 01 March 2014 UK News Travel industry’s big night raises £6,748 for ShelterBox Disaster relief involves a lot of travel, but very little glamour. But one glittering night in January managed to combine both - over a thousand people from the travel industry, the Grosvenor House on Park Lane, TV’s James Corden as host, and ShelterBox selected as the event’s charity partner.  http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1393 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1393 Wednesday 26 February 2014 UK News Lloyd’s insurer Beazley to donate a minimum of £20,000 to ShelterBox The employees of market-leading specialist insurance business Beazley have voted for ShelterBox as their Charity of the Year for natural disasters. Apart from two £10,000 donations over two years, Beazley employees will also be raising money with their own fundraising initiatives. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1388 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1388 Thursday 13 February 2014 UK News Praa Sands Pirate Raft Race takes a break after raising over £28,000 for ShelterBox One of Cornwall’s most lively and entertaining coastal spectacles is taking a rest in 2014, having raised an impressive £28,346 for its near-neighbour ShelterBox over the last six years   http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1384 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1384 Friday 31 January 2014 UK News Philippines ShelterBox badge project popular with Guides and Scouts An ingenious project to manufacture and sell Typhoon Haiyan badges has triggered a generous response from Guide and Scout groups, and will help ShelterBox’s ongoing work in the Philippines. Meet Bev Dunn, Guider, District Commissioner for Guiding in Dollar and Muckhart District in Clackmannanshire, Scotland. She is also Unit Guider for Muckhart Rainbows, Guides and The Senior Section. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1383 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1383 Thursday 30 January 2014 UK News ShelterBox Chief Executive visits Philippines to see aid work first hand Alison Wallace, Chief Executive of ShelterBox, is travelling to the Philippines to see for herself how ShelterBox aid is helping communities devastated by Typhoon Haiyan. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1381 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1381 Wednesday 29 January 2014 UK News Truro Estate Agents choose ShelterBox as their charity of the year Small, well-presented, with development potential and a pleasing outlook. That might be how Hus Estate Agents would describe ShelterBox, because they’ve chosen us as their charity of the year. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1377 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1377 Thursday 16 January 2014 UK News 630 miles in 43 days. Rotarian David Harvey walks the SW Coast Path for ShelterBox At the age of 63 most people would be thinking of taking it easy. But ex Army and Policeman David Harvey is planning an arduous spring hike around the south west coast path, raising funds for ShelterBox. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1370 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1370 Tuesday 14 January 2014 UK News New year brings new homes and new hope to the Philippines ShelterBox teams have continued working over the holiday season providing shelter to families made homeless by Typhoon Haiyan, and reaching out to those on remote islands. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1367 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1367 Tuesday 31 December 2013 UK News TV presenters from Great Escapes, the One Show, Animal Clinic, Countryfile and Frozen Planet go wild to support ShelterBox’s work in the Philippines A group of famous names from natural history, wildlife and outdoor adventure TV programmes were so moved by the plight of families in the Philippines that they have created two special fundraising events in Bristol this Sunday to support ShelterBox. One was an instant sell-out, but there are still a few seats available for the evening event. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1363 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1363 Wednesday 11 December 2013 UK News Haiyan one month on - ShelterBox has committed aid for almost 6,500 households since the storm struck Four Fridays ago the savagery of Typhoon Haiyan rocked the Philippines and shocked the world, killing an estimated 5,600 and leaving millions to rebuild their homes and lives. But, one month on, Cornwall-based charity ShelterBox has already committed enough aid for 6,432 families, and is the only shelter agency to have reached some remote islands. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1362 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1362 Friday 06 December 2013 UK News Stars come out for ShelterBox at ICAP Charity Day ShelterBox took a turn on the red carpet today as celebrities and royalty turned up to support ICAP Charity Day, the annual fundraiser in the City of London. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1361 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1361 Tuesday 03 December 2013 UK News ShelterBox on show in song video bidding for Christmas No.1 In a surprise move that may have Simon Cowell and his X Factor contestants worried, Rotary is making a bid for the Christmas Number One! ‘Christmas Time (Children Sing)’ is a feel-good Christmas ballad which features ShelterBox in its video, and will be released for download on Monday December 2nd through iTunes and other digital outlets. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1358 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1358 Sunday 01 December 2013 UK News ‘I can't tell you how impressed I was with ShelterBox’ - praise from the Honorary Consul of the Philippines via Edinburgh Rotarians Honorary Consul to the Philippines, Mrs Gladys Corbett, has applauded ShelterBox’s work in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, saying the charity’s efforts are ‘spot on’. The Consul was writing to Rotarians in Scotland on behalf of the Philippine Government and UK Embassy. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1354 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1354 Tuesday 19 November 2013 UK News ‘You came all this way to help our village?’ Gratitude of recipients as aid begins to roll to remote islands of the Philippines ShelterBox response teams providing tents and supplies say they have been overwhelmed by the relief and gratitude of families who have survived both earthquake and typhoon in the crumbled ruins of Bohol Island’s communities. Meanwhile other teams have arrived on the remote Bantayan Islands to prepare for wider aid distribution.    http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1352 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1352 Sunday 17 November 2013 UK News ShelterBox begins its big aid push into devastated Cebu - 800 ShelterBoxes and tents arriving today, with 500 more waiting in Manila The world has shared the frustration of aid workers facing the difficulties of getting help across those last few miles to people in storm-crushed Cebu and Tacloban. Today the last hurdles are being overcome, and ShelterBoxes will be on their way to provide hope to these devastated families. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1351 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1351 Thursday 14 November 2013 UK News ShelterBox teams using all nearby stock to bring shelter to storm-lashed Philippines UK disaster aid charity ShelterBox is maximising its personnel and aid in the Philippines to help the homeless after Typhoon Haiyan leaves devastation in its wake. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1349 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1349 Sunday 10 November 2013 UK News ShelterBox Response Team safe in Philippines after ‘most powerful storm ever to make landfall’ A ShelterBox Response Team, originally deployed to the Philippines to help in the aftermath of a 7.2 magnitude earthquake, found themselves caught in the eye of a storm meteorologists are calling the most powerful ever to make landfall. Both Mark Dyer and Paul Crudington are safe, but are reporting major damage in the area around Bohol.  http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1348 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1348 Friday 08 November 2013 UK News Johnston family is on top of the world as their Kilimanjaro climb raises £7,250 for ShelterBox The Johnstons hold up a ShelterBox banner with pride. They are on the summit of Kilimanjaro in Tanzania - at 19,341 feet the highest mountain in Africa – and their family trek has raised £14,500 for two charities. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1346 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1346 Tuesday 05 November 2013 UK News ‘War Horse’ author Michael Morpurgo sends a message of hope for Syria, as children draw war for ShelterBox Michael Morpurgo OBE, former Children’s Laureate and author of ‘War Horse’ - the book that inspired an award-winning play and Stephen Spielberg’s Oscar-nominated film - has sent a poignant note about the plight of Syrian refugees to disaster relief charity ShelterBox. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1347 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1347 Tuesday 05 November 2013 UK News ‘War Horse’ author Michael Morpurgo sends a message of hope for Syria, as children draw war for ShelterBox Michael Morpurgo OBE, former Children’s Laureate and author of ‘War Horse’ - the book that inspired an award-winning play and Stephen Spielberg’s Oscar-nominated film - has sent a poignant note about the plight of Syrian refugees to disaster relief charity ShelterBox. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1412 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1412 Tuesday 05 November 2013 International News ShelterBox set to benefit from ICAP Charity Day ShelterBox has been named as one of the recipient charities to benefit from this year’s ICAP Charity Day in December. UK based ICAP plc - a leading markets operator - donates all its revenues and commissions to charity on this one special day. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1343 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1343 Sunday 03 November 2013 UK News Two children talk peace amid the Syrian conflict. ShelterBox acts as courier between a 5 year-old global pen-pal hero and an 11 year old blind refugee. Disaster relief charity ShelterBox has helped set up an unlikely ‘friendship by post’ between the UK and a Syrian refugee camp in Kurdistan. Toby Little from Sheffield has become a global phenomenon with his ‘Writing to the World’ project - now ShelterBox has helped him to exchange letters with Delan Dari, a blind Kurdish Syrian musician. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1342 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1342 Friday 01 November 2013 UK News Two children talk peace amid the Syrian conflict. ShelterBox acts as courier between a 5 year-old global pen-pal hero and an 11 year old blind refugee. Disaster relief charity ShelterBox has helped set up an unlikely ‘friendship by post’ between the UK and a Syrian refugee camp in Kurdistan. Toby Little from Sheffield has become a global phenomenon with his ‘Writing to the World’ project - now ShelterBox has helped him to exchange letters with Delan Dari, a blind Kurdish Syrian musician. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1411 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1411 Friday 01 November 2013 International News DialAFlight makes ShelterBox’s day better with £50,000 gift UK-based DialAFlight is essential to ShelterBox’s ability to respond quickly to disasters worldwide, arranging most of the air links for our response teams. Now we have received a donation of £50,000 via DialAFlight’s charity arm, Make My Day Better. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1340 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1340 Tuesday 29 October 2013 UK News Free ‘Focus on Syria’ event in Bath on Friday Syria and its many problems are an international talking point at present. Now a special free event in Bath on Friday 25 October at 7.30 pm aims to provide some insight and education, and to raise funds for ShelterBox’s work with Syrian refugees.    http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1338 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1338 Tuesday 22 October 2013 UK News Free ‘Focus on Syria’ event in Bath on Friday Syria and its many problems are an international talking point at present. Now a special free event in Bath on Friday 25 October at 7.30 pm aims to provide some insight and education, and to raise funds for ShelterBox’s work with Syrian refugees. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1410 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1410 Tuesday 22 October 2013 International News ShelterBox fundraiser ‘TheBoXFactor’ will feature famous beatboxer As TV’s X Factor heads towards its December final, ShelterBox Response Team member Jon Levine and his brother Dan have planned an evening of comedy and music in Penzance on Saturday 30 November entitled TheBoXFactor – and an international beatbox superstar is set to headline the event. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1337 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1337 Monday 21 October 2013 UK News Socks Appeal! Wear your maddest socks for ShelterBox to help raise £2 million for Syrian refugees ShelterBox is inviting schools, youth groups, workplaces and clubs to take part in an exciting international event, Socks 4 Syria. The idea is simple. Ask everyone to show their silly, odd or colourful socks for a day and bring in a donation. It’s a great way to bring people together whilst raising vitally needed funds for ShelterBox’s Syria Refugee Appeal. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1332 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1332 Friday 11 October 2013 UK News Socks Appeal! Wear your maddest socks for ShelterBox to help raise £2 million for Syrian refugees ShelterBox is inviting schools, youth groups, workplaces and clubs to take part in an exciting international event, Socks 4 Syria. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1333 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1333 Friday 11 October 2013 International News Highmoorland and Friends WI to camp outdoors for Syria Princetown high on Dartmoor can have one of the most challenging climates in the region. Hardly the place you would expect to find members of the Women’s Institute setting up an outdoor camp. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1331 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1331 Wednesday 09 October 2013 UK News Sir Ben packs ShelterBoxes for Syria Cornish charity ShelterBox today welcomed Olympic yachtsman and America’s Cup victor Sir Ben Ainslie, on a flying visit to support their Syria Refugee Appeal. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1325 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1325 Thursday 03 October 2013 UK News Sir Ben packs ShelterBoxes for Syria Cornish charity ShelterBox today welcomed Olympic yachtsman and America’s Cup victor Sir Ben Ainslie, on a flying visit to support their Syria Refugee Appeal. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1326 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1326 Thursday 03 October 2013 International News Rotary Club of Helston-Lizard awards ShelterBox’s Joe Cannon with its highest fellowship The Rotary Club of Helston-Lizard has given ShelterBox Response Team member Joe Cannon its highest award in recognition of his humanitarian work. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1324 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1324 Monday 30 September 2013 UK News Congratulations to ShelterBox supporter Sir Ben Ainslie Cornish disaster relief charity ShelterBox has offered its congratulations to its long-time supporter Sir Ben Ainslie CBE for one of competitive sailings greatest comebacks ever, in  turning round an 8-1 deficit to beat Team New Zealand in the America's Cup decider. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1323 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1323 Thursday 26 September 2013 UK News UK charity sends emergency shelter within hours of Pakistani quake   Cornwall-based disaster relief charity ShelterBox has been among the first to respond to Pakistan’s devastating earthquake, using stock already pre-positioned in Islamabad http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1321 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1321 Wednesday 25 September 2013 UK News ShelterBox bids a fond farewell to volunteer Maggie Johnson One of ShelterBox’s longest-serving volunteers is retiring from warehouse duties and moving away from Cornwall. So the team gave her a great send off, and heartfelt thanks for all her years of support. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1320 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1320 Friday 20 September 2013 UK News ‘Corner after corner, wave after wave, stroke after stroke.’ Andrew Dobson swims 10 k of the River Dart for ShelterBox.    On Saturday 3 September around 400 swimmers splashed into the River Dart in Devon for the annual ‘Dart 10k’ swim. One of them was Andrew Dobson, raising money for ShelterBox. Here he gives us a colourful description of the event, in his own words. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1319 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1319 Wednesday 18 September 2013 UK News Spanish school studies ShelterBox as an example of ‘global citizenship’ ‘Today, almost everyone is wearing a white or green shirt! I know that a family who have lost everything can now survive.’ Spanish students get inspiration from ShelterBox. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1317 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1317 Friday 13 September 2013 UK News ShelterBox on satellite as Rotarians get their own Sky and Freesat TV programme Local Rotarians will be beaming the ShelterBox message all over the UK and Europe as they compile their own TV programme for broadcast on Cornwall TV, a micro-channel broadcast online and now on satellite. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1318 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1318 Friday 13 September 2013 UK News ShelterBox unveils its most ambitious appeal £2 million to help the 2 million. ‘Let’s show these families that the world has not abandoned them.’ http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1315 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1315 Tuesday 10 September 2013 International News ShelterBox unveils its most ambitious appeal - £2 million to help the 2 million. ‘Let’s show these families that the world has not abandoned them.’ The United Nations has confirmed that over two million Syrians have now fled their homeland.  Already hard at work in and around Syria, disaster relief charity ShelterBox is raising its game. It is gearing up to help as many refugees as possible, and setting its boldest-ever appeal target. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1314 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1314 Friday 06 September 2013 UK News Lake District ‘rowathon’ raises £7,000 for ShelterBox  These five hardy rowers have managed to cover 168 miles across a lake only 3 miles long! By zigzagging up and down Derwentwater four times a day for a week, they have rowed the equivalent of seven crossings of the English Channel. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1312 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1312 Thursday 05 September 2013 UK News ‘Rock the Box’ fundraiser – good music, good weather, good times People always come up with great ideas to raise funds for ShelterBox. But what could be more popular than a sunny weekend in a pub garden, with the best of food, drink and local produce, and lively music? This year’s ‘Rock the Box’ was the best ever. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1308 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1308 Monday 02 September 2013 UK News ‘Please tell me something beautiful about Syria.’ 5 year old Toby is ‘writing to the world’ for ShelterBox With teachers across the land asking their pupils ‘what did you do in the summer holidays?’, meet enterprising Toby Little of Sheffield. Toby has set out to make the whole world his pen pal by writing to people in every one of its 193 countries*. He came up with the idea himself, and he’s writing every single letter himself. And he’s also chosen ShelterBox as the charity to benefit from his worldwide project. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1309 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1309 Monday 02 September 2013 UK News Local artist in ‘Cornwall’s forgotten corner’ sells paintings for ShelterBox Professional artist Teresa Wicksteed is opening her studio to the public http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1306 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1306 Thursday 29 August 2013 UK News Pirates will be plundering for ShelterBox in sixth annual raft race This Sunday (18 August) sees one of Cornwall’s most popular and entertaining seaside spectacles. Praa Sands Pirate Raft Race is now in its sixth year, and yet again ShelterBox stands to benefit from high jinks on the high seas.   http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1297 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1297 Wednesday 14 August 2013 UK News ShelterBox training helps Harlequins to get match-fit for new rugby season As part of their pre-season preparations, the Harlequins rugby squad teamed up with professional development consultancy Mission Performance and Cornish charity ShelterBox this week for unique team-building training ahead of tonight’s match against Racing Metro in Geneva. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1294 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1294 Friday 09 August 2013 UK News ‘Baking and banking’ fundraiser - three ShelterBoxes from Downham Market Rotarians If only all banking could be like this. A slice of cake, and a chance to support ShelterBox. That’s what customers of Barclays were offered by the Rotary Club of Downham Market, raising enough for three ShelterBoxes. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1292 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1292 Thursday 08 August 2013 UK News Ride London – and other pedal powered fundraising for ShelterBox Inspired by British wins in the Tour de France and the Olympics, it seems that everyone is climbing into the saddle to raise money for ShelterBox. This weekend we had four entrants in Ride London, the largest cycling event ever held in the UK, and other intrepid cyclists have had John O’ Groats, New York and Los Angeles in their sights. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1291 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1291 Monday 05 August 2013 UK News Open the Box – take a look inside Cornwall’s international charity Saturday 10 August from 10.00 to 15.00 is your chance to see how ShelterBox delivers aid from its Helston HQ to disaster front lines  around the world. We’re opening our doors for a unique insight to our work, featuring displays, activities, exhibitions and entertainment for all the family.   http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1290 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1290 Thursday 01 August 2013 UK News ShelterBox gives shelter to Helston & Lizard Food Bank When ShelterBox heard that Helston’s Food Bank was looking for extra storage space, it was quick to offer a helping hand. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1288 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1288 Tuesday 30 July 2013 UK News Scouts spend a soggy night in cardboard boxes for Shelterbox It takes real empathy to spend a night in the open, living like a refugee or a person made homeless by disaster. 23 Scouts braved the Shropshire elements, imagining what it would be like to have lost everything, and they raised £737 for ShelterBox.  http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1289 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1289 Tuesday 30 July 2013 UK News On Korean Armistice’s 60th anniversary, a glimpse inside the real Democratic People’s Republic As the Korean Armistice anniversary is marked on 27 July with marching and military pomp, ShelterBox shows the plight of homeless people in North Korea’s storm damaged agricultural areas. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1286 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1286 Friday 26 July 2013 UK News Birthday box for HRH The Duchess of Cornwall The final event in a three day tour of Cornwall and Devon by Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall was held in Lostwithiel. Here Prince Charles officially opened the refurbished Duchy Palace, while the Duchess spent time with her Cornish charities in the town’s Drill Hall. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1283 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1283 Wednesday 17 July 2013 UK News ‘Big Sleep Out’ in ShelterBox tents Get sponsored to sleep in a ShelterBox tent 27- 28 July 2013 at Kidwells Park in Maidenhead http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1282 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1282 Tuesday 16 July 2013 UK News Three cheers and three charities for HRH The Duchess of Cornwall's birthday HRH The Duchess of Cornwall is to meet representatives of three of her Cornwall-based charities on her birthday next week in Lostwithiel. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1280 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1280 Monday 15 July 2013 UK News One Direction fan sells her ticket for ShelterBox ShelterBox is used to hearing about acts of generosity, but who would have thought a teenage One Direction fan would give up her concert ticket to help out a Cornish charity nearly 2,000 miles away? http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1278 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1278 Wednesday 10 July 2013 UK News Accident victim Ben’s charity walk for Shelterbox 15 year old Mullion School pupil, Ben Sumpter of Helston, who had a serious fall last year, raised £225 for ShelterBox by walking around the Looe Pool on crutches. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1277 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1277 Monday 08 July 2013 UK News ShelterBox set to ‘pick up’ £2,000 in electric guitar fundraiser The 10th anniversary of one of Cornwall’s most successful niche businesses is set to provide disaster relief charity ShelterBox with some good feedback. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1276 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1276 Friday 05 July 2013 UK News ShelterBox nominated for Best Charity in Cornwall award ShelterBox is delighted to have been nominated by the readers of Cornwall Today magazine in its first-ever local awards.  http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1274 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1274 Thursday 27 June 2013 UK News Children’s author Michael Foreman tells of childhood bomb escape Internationally famous children’s author and illustrator Michael Foreman has revealed how a narrow escape from a wartime bomb in his childhood gave him an insight into the lives of families caught in conflict. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1272 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1272 Thursday 20 June 2013 UK News London Scavenger Hunt ‘amazing experience’ for all Navigation, cryptic questions, tricky team tasks and fun! http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1271 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1271 Tuesday 18 June 2013 UK News Peak performance aims to raise £5,000 for ShelterBox A group of Rotary International scholars is tackling the highest peaks in Scotland, England, and Wales hoping to raise £5,000 for ShelterBox. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1269 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1269 Friday 14 June 2013 UK News Wooden surfboard raises £1,200 for ShelterBox The winner of a spectacular recycled wooden surfboard has waited patiently for her prize to be hand crafted in Cornwall. But now it’s finished, and ready to hit the waves. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1267 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1267 Thursday 13 June 2013 UK News Cornwall reaches out to help Syrian schoolchildren Millions of Syrian children are exposed daily to violence and conflict. Now, Helston-based ShelterBox is distributing children’s activity packs to bring them some sense of comfort and normality. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1266 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1266 Tuesday 11 June 2013 UK News New ‘aid pipeline’ begins to flow into Syria ShelterBox HQ in Helston has had confirmation from inside Syria that a shipment of its aid is now in a secure warehouse, and that distribution has begun to displaced families. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1263 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1263 Tuesday 04 June 2013 UK News It’s a big worldwide week for ShelterBox  Tomorrow Cornwall’s homegrown disaster relief charity begins a week of promotion and fundraising that will spread the word across the world. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1261 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1261 Friday 31 May 2013 UK News It’s Showtime in Cornwall – and ShelterBox will be there Royal Cornwall Show on 6,7 and 8 June – the annual meeting point for the whole county. And here’s your chance to meet some of our staff and volunteers on stand 123 near the East Gate. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1262 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1262 Friday 31 May 2013 UK News Local artist in ‘Cornwall’s forgotten corner’ sells paintings for ShelterBox Starting this bank holiday weekend people have a chance to buy local artworks in a spectacular setting high above the coast that inspired them. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1258 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1258 Thursday 23 May 2013 UK News 230 mile ‘manpower’ rally in aid of ShelterBox This weekend (25 and 26th May) students from the University of Exeter’s Cornwall campus and Falmouth University will be tackling a 230 mile coastal endurance course to raise funds for ShelterBox http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1257 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1257 Wednesday 22 May 2013 UK News ‘Yomp’ across the Cumbrian Fells for ShelterBox on Sunday 2 June For the past 30 years the Rotary Club of Upper Eden has run an annual event, the YOMP Mountain Challenge. This a Run, Walk or Race over 3 courses of 23 miles, 11.5 miles, or 6.5 miles of the Cumbrian Fells, and has successfully raised thousands of pounds for charitable causes. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1256 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1256 Tuesday 21 May 2013 UK News Jazz dinner-dance in support of ShelterBox The International School of London is celebrating its 40th anniversary. Among its celebrations will be a special charity dinner dance featuring a live jazz band, with all the proceeds going to Cornwall-based disaster relief charity ShelterBox. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1254 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1254 Monday 20 May 2013 UK News Aircraft engineers use pedal power to link London and Paris towers TES Aviation Group is more used to looking after jet engines - TES stands for Total Engine Support. But there’ll be no engines, and no jet propulsion, when a team of its employees rely only on pedal power to get from London to Paris. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1255 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1255 Monday 20 May 2013 UK News ShelterBox on Show Come and see ShelterBox at this year’s Devon County Show. We are on stand 21, close by the Green Gate. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1250 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1250 Tuesday 14 May 2013 UK News By special invitation - ShelterBox exhibits in Houses of Parliament More used to the front line of natural disasters or conflicts, Cornish charity ShelterBox finds itself on the front line of government next week as it holds a reception and exhibition in the Houses of Parliament. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1242 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1242 Friday 10 May 2013 UK News Intrepid cyclists pass the 10,000 mile mark in their North to North circumnavigation Tim and Sharon are cycling in aid of ShelterBox from the tip of Norway, around the globe, to Alaska. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1241 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1241 Wednesday 08 May 2013 UK News Now ShelterBox aid pushes beyond the borders, and into Syria itself After 18 months helping on the borders of Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq, ShelterBox has now found a way of getting aid into Syria itself via Turkey. The first truckload leaves Cornwall tomorrow. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1236 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1236 Thursday 25 April 2013 UK News Maribeth will still run the London Marathon for ShelterBox Corporate Fundraising Manager for ShelterBox Maribeth Lloyds says she won’t be deterred by events in Boston from running her very first London Marathon on Sunday. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1228 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1228 Friday 19 April 2013 UK News Green fingers, green tea, green boxes! The UK’s largest charity garden opening will benefit ShelterBox The largest historic garden in Cornwall is opening its gates for one weekend only, in what will be the UK’s largest charity garden event. And it is all to raise money for Helston-based disaster aid organisation ShelterBox http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1227 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1227 Monday 15 April 2013 UK News Local artists’ ‘Turkish Delights’ exhibition remembered ShelterBox’s earthquake aid In Spring 2012, Penny MacBeth and Suzanne Crook visited Istanbul to gather source material for an exhibition dedicated to a celebration of Turkish visual culture. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1224 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1224 Thursday 11 April 2013 UK News Cornish rowers’ monster trip is all in a good cause A close encounter with the Loch Ness Monster could be on the cards for a Cornish surf rowing team heading to Scotland to raise money for ShelterBox. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1221 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1221 Sunday 07 April 2013 UK News Celebrity chef John Burton Race donates fee for TV show to ShelterBox ‘Put your menu where your mouth is’ is a cookery contest returning to daytime BBC One on Monday. Generous star chef John Burton Race has sent his appearance fee to SW disaster relief charity ShelterBox. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1219 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1219 Thursday 04 April 2013 UK News Scavengers on the loose in central London As disaster relief charity ShelterBox’s boisterous scouting and scavenging event enters its fifth year, entry places have been snapped up in record time. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1218 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1218 Tuesday 02 April 2013 UK News How Cornwall reached out to help Japan two years ago Cornwall-based ShelterBox had response team members in Japan within a day of the tsunami – one of the first aid organisations to be on the scene http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1207 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1207 Sunday 10 March 2013 UK News ShelterBox in the media spotlight at two London events A major cheque presentation at the Savoy, and a major debate at the Frontline Club http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1206 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1206 Wednesday 06 March 2013 UK News UK charity ShelterBox steps up efforts as Syrian refugees exceed 1 million Cornwall-based disaster relief charity ShelterBox is increasing its presence in countries neighbouring Syria as the UN says the number of refugees has topped 1 million. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1217 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1217 Wednesday 06 March 2013 UK News