ShelterBox Latest News 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 St Ives cheque takes national Rotary donations to ShelterBox since Vanuatu cyclone to over a quarter of a million pounds! It was meant to be a thank-you tour of ShelterBox for members of the Rotary Club of St Ives. But their £1,300 donation had a significance they didn’t expect – it took the UK-wide figure raised by Rotarians since Cyclone Pam to a staggering £250,000 Friday 17 April 2015 UK News Disaster relief charity ShelterBox ‘exasperated’ at inability to get aid into South Sudan More than a million people have fled their homes in South Sudan since fighting broke out  between government and rebel forces, and a further half million have since quit the country. But Cornish charity ShelterBox has been frustrated in its attempts to reach families in need. Wednesday 15 April 2015 UK News A big thank you to all our donors as ShelterBox aid arrives on the Vanuatu island of Tanna On a Pacific island desperately in need of good news following Cyclone Pam, happy faces as the means to rebuild arrives, funded by ShelterBox supporters. Monday 13 April 2015 UK News ShelterBox wins international business award as ‘Disaster Relief Charity of the Year’, and is shortlisted in Cornwall Business Awards ShelterBox is used to being in the spotlight for its humanitarian work, but now it has been recognised for its business credibility in an award scheme aimed at global corporates worldwide, as well as being shortlisted locally in the Cornwall Business Awards Friday 10 April 2015 UK News ShelterBox CEO Alison Wallace meets Helston-Lizard Inner Wheel as national Rotary donations since Vanuatu cyclone top £200,000 Disaster relief charity ShelterBox went back to its roots last week as Alison Wallace met the ladies of its founding Rotary Club, the Inner Wheel of Helston-Lizard. This coincided with an over £200,000 boost to Rotary’s national ShelterBox donations triggered by the Vanuatu cyclone. Wednesday 08 April 2015 UK News Green box jealousy raises security issues – heartbreaking decisions about aid delivery to African border towns ShelterBox’s response teams encounter all sorts of hardships in the world’s disaster zones. In poverty-striken, flood-ravaged Malawi and Mozambique they have to decide which type of aid puts the recipients at the least risk of theft or violence Tuesday 07 April 2015 UK News ShelterBox solar light is pitched on US Dragon’s Den UK based charity ShelterBox is always on the lookout for products that will help in the world’s disaster zones. Ingenious ‘luminAID’ provides lighting and security where power lines are down – and it also provided a light bulb moment on the US version of Dragon’s Den. Wednesday 25 March 2015 UK News Rotary Club of Dartmouth tops up a legacy of £28,000 to ShelterBox There are many ways to donate to ShelterBox, and one is to leave a legacy or gift in your will. That is what former Dartmouth mayor Irene Scawn did, asking the local Rotary Club to hand it on to ShelterBox Tuesday 24 March 2015 UK News ‘Bursting into tears on seeing total deforestation’ – First reactions as ShelterBox response team arrives in Vanuatu Disaster relief charity ShelterBox now has its first team in Vanuatu as civilian flights begin arriving. With aid en route, Ross Mackenzie and Peter Pearce are discussing arrangements with distribution partners. But their initial reaction to Cyclone Pam’s aftermath is one of shock. Thursday 19 March 2015 UK News How do we reduce the risk of disaster? As a world conference ends, UK Disaster relief CEO says aid agencies have a ‘moral responsibility’ to think beyond rescue In Japan a four day United Nations conference on disaster risk reduction ends today. Alison Wallace, whose UK charity ShelterBox has risk assessment in its DNA, discusses how relief agencies might help mitigate catastrophes. Wednesday 18 March 2015 UK News Quarter of a million could be homeless across Vanuatu after ‘monster’ cyclone – ShelterBox mobilising 1,000 kits to help rebuild UK disaster relief agency ShelterBox is mobilising aid and a response team as the Pacific paradise of Vanuatu counts the awful cost of Cyclone Pam Sunday 15 March 2015 UK News Cyclone Pam: UK disaster relief agency ShelterBox arranging aid and sending a team into Vanuatu, responding to ‘one of the worst disasters in Pacific history.’ Cyclone Pam, with winds of up to 170 mph, has devastated the south Pacific archipelago of Vanuatu. Cornwall-based ShelterBox is mobilising a response team, and already has aid in the region. Saturday 14 March 2015 UK News On Comic Relief Day, ShelterBox brings you Africa as it is right now Tomorrow Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day will raise tens of millions of pounds for long term African projects. UK disaster relief agency ShelterBox brings into sharp focus the reality of life right now in Africa’s flood zones, as families shelter hundreds to a room in churches and schools. Thursday 12 March 2015 UK News Climate change – the humanitarian perspective. Disaster relief CEO says, ‘While governments discuss the cause, it is agencies like ours that have to deal with the consequences.’ Outgoing Guardian Editor Alan Rusbridger is putting the ‘climate change threat to Earth front and centre’ in his remaining time with the newspaper. UK charity CEO Alison Wallace ponders the role of disaster relief and humanitarian agencies, responding to increased flooding and famine while the politicians procrastinate. Tuesday 10 March 2015 UK News New report on natural hazards shows that ShelterBox ‘was absolutely right to innovate in the Philippines’ Research released this week shows that, of the ten world cities most exposed the natural hazards, eight are in the Philippines. UK disaster relief charity ShelterBox is reaching the final phase of year-long innovative shelter projects on the islands. Friday 06 March 2015 UK News Chilean volcano eruption has calmed for now, but UK disaster relief charity ShelterBox has aid in the region if needed A volcanic eruption in southern Chile yesterday morning caused the evacuation of 4,000 people from their homes in the popular tourist resort of Pucón. Mount Villarrica is calm for now, but a 10km exclusion zone remains in place, and UK charity ShelterBox stands ready to help Wednesday 04 March 2015 UK News ShelterBox CEO urges Rotary Clubs to consider more flexible funding of disaster relief Last week the Rotary Club of Cober Valley presented ShelterBox with a cheque for £1,200. In an illustrated talk ShelterBox’s Alison Wallace gave local Rotarians food for thought on how best to support the disaster relief organisation. Monday 02 March 2015 UK News Gaza could take more than a century to rebuild. ‘Is displacement becoming intractable?’ asks British aid CEO Oxfam has today said that it could take more than 100 years to rebuild Gaza’s essential infrastructure of homes, schools and health facilities, calling for the 8-year blockade stranglehold to be lifted. British disaster relief charity CEO Alison Wallace warns that Gaza and other conflict zones risk creating permanently displaced communities. Thursday 26 February 2015 UK News Little blooms worth thousands - Truro garden open day raises £4,500 for ShelterBox Now in its tenth year, Hellebore Day at Bosvigo House in Truro is a diary date for gardeners, and for ShelterBox supporters Tuesday 24 February 2015 UK News ‘A personal journey’ – Cyclist Tim Bridgman heads for South America to complete the fundraising trek that ended in tragedy Last April, while on a trans-global cycling fundraiser for ShelterBox, Sharon Bridgman died after her bicycle collided with a vehicle in Bolivia. Now her husband Tim is returning to pick up their epic journey, starting from the scene of the accident. Tuesday 17 February 2015 UK News ‘A tried, trusted and reliable friend’ - ShelterBox wishes Rotary a happy 110th birthday Cornwall-based disaster relief charity ShelterBox began in 2000 as one Rotary Club’s millennium project. Now, as Rotary International’s only official Project Partner, ShelterBox sends congratulations to all Rotarians as their organisation celebrates 110 years. Monday 16 February 2015 UK News UK agency ShelterBox begins huge aid push into Malawi as UN fears floods have killed 276, and displaced almost a quarter of a million UK agency ShelterBox begins huge aid push into Malawi as UN fears floods have killed 276, and displaced almost a quarter of a million Friday 13 February 2015 UK News ShelterBox tents go up in Gaza, after six months of patience and negotiation ShelterBox supporters can at last see their generosity reaching out to one of the world’s most war-torn locations. Photos just arrived from Gaza show tents being put up. Monday 02 February 2015 UK News SchoolBoxes from Cornwall arrive in West Africa for ebola orphans An aid chain that started in Cornwall in December is now putting smiles on the faces of children in Freetown, affected by the scourge of ebola. Wednesday 28 January 2015 UK News Malaysian floodwater places one house on top of another! Ismail Nick Mustafa and his family have an amazing story to tell. Like thousands of others, they had a narrow escape as they fled from rising floodwater.  But days later an unbelievable sight awaited them when they returned to their home… Monday 26 January 2015 UK News ShelterBox answers Malawi President’s call for humanitarian aid as floodwaters rise Landlocked Malawi in SE Africa is the latest destination for ShelterBox in response to flooding chaos. In the worst floods for over forty years tens of thousands have fled their homes, and an estimated 170 have died as a month’s worth of rain fell in 24 hours. Thursday 22 January 2015 UK News Rotary International extends its project partnership with ShelterBox ShelterBox is proud to be Rotary International’s only official project partner worldwide. Now, with the relationship being extended into 2016, Alison Wallace explains why this is such a strong ‘circle of friendship’ Tuesday 20 January 2015 UK News ‘They survived, but lost everything’ - ShelterBox aid reaches the rain forest families of monsoon-drenched Malaysia Time and again ShelterBox aid proves its worth by being easily portable and able to reach remote communities in challenging locations. A ShelterBox Response Team reports back from flood-hit Malaysia where they found families struggling in inaccessible rain forest. Monday 19 January 2015 UK News Ann Livings walks to Snowdon summit despite severe arthritis ShelterBox is used to fundraising by intrepid Rotarians. The Cornwall-based charity has just received £1,186 from Ann Livings of Medway  Sunlight Rotary Club, who with her husband and colleagues set herself the brave target of climbing Snowdon. Tuesday 13 January 2015 UK News ‘At last ShelterBox can help the displaced families of Gaza.’ Partnership operation underway in one of the world’s most notorious conflict zones Last summer, as the 50 day war raged in Gaza, ShelterBox Chief Executive Alison Wallace said it was ‘frustrating and heart-breaking to have to watch and wait’ while families suffered. Now, after lengthy negotiations, ShelterBox aid is travelling across the border. Friday 09 January 2015 UK News ‘Halls are cramped, they sleep on the floor and there is no privacy whatsoever.’ ShelterBox teams describe the misery of flood-hit Malaysia As ShelterBox aid begins to roll out across Malaysian communities engulfed by the worst monsoon rains for decades, response teams find families sheltering in over-filled public buildings with poor sanitation. Wednesday 07 January 2015 UK News ‘Everything is gone.’ ShelterBox team hears of the distress of Malaysia’s flooded communities As UK-based disaster relief charity ShelterBox prepares aid distribution, its team finds crowded shelters, and families telling of the race to escape a wave of floodwater Saturday 03 January 2015 UK News Malaysian Prime Minister greets ShelterBox’s flood rescue mission The worst monsoon flooding for 30 years has forced tens of thousands of people to evacuate their homes in Malaysia, and has engulfed whole towns. Cornwall-based ShelterBox’s response team deployed within days, and received a personal welcome from the Malaysian Prime Minister. Thursday 01 January 2015 UK News Typhoon Hagupit – Many of the tens of thousands now returning to Tacloban, a wrecked city without power ShelterBox’s Toby Ash reports back to the Cornwall-based international disaster relief agency on the initial impact of the Philippines’ latest tropical storm. He describes last Tuesday as ‘The day Tacloban stopped smiling’. Sunday 07 December 2014 UK News Multi-coloured ShelterBoxes bound for ebola areas Adaptable ShelterBox tries to find ways to help in any disaster. But the Cornwall-based relief charity couldn’t have foreseen its rainbow response to West Africa’s ebola crisis Friday 05 December 2014 UK News Bestselling authors Michael Morpurgo and Michael Foreman endorse a new ShelterBox children’s book on hurricanes Two icons of British children’s literature are backing disaster relief charity ShelterBox’s latest publication. ‘The Day the Wind Blew’ by Claire White is illustrated by primary schoolchildren from across the UK, and will have its London book launch on 9 December. Tuesday 02 December 2014 UK News On the right track – new ShelterBox campaign targets the capital’s commuters London train passengers are the focus of a new text-to-donate campaign by Cornwall based disaster relief charity ShelterBox Tuesday 18 November 2014 UK News Music festival in memory of fundraising cyclist Sharon Bridgman A musical memorial will be held on Saturday 22 November in honour of Sharon Bridgman, who lost her life last April while fundraising for international disaster relief charity, ShelterBox Friday 14 November 2014 UK News ‘‘Bring good luck to our new home.’ One year on from Haiyan, ShelterBox helps the Philippines to build back better and stronger Sugar, rice, salt and a happiness tree.  Local custom says these are the ingredients that bring good luck to a Filipino home. Now, ShelterBox and its partners are adding other ingredients - strong carpentry, strong partnerships, and strength against the world’s most violent storms. Tuesday 04 November 2014 UK News Rock the Box tops £10,000 for ShelterBox A popular annual music and ale festival at Mithian in North Cornwall is celebrating another successful event. A cheque for £3,000 being handed over tomorrow (23 Oct) brings the total of funds raised for ShelterBox to over £10,000. Wednesday 22 October 2014 UK News 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 Thursday 16 October 2014 UK News 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 Wednesday 15 October 2014 UK News 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.’ Friday 03 October 2014 UK News 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. Tuesday 30 September 2014 UK News 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. Thursday 18 September 2014 UK News 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 Sunday 14 September 2014 UK News 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. Monday 08 September 2014 UK News 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. Friday 05 September 2014 UK News 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. Wednesday 20 August 2014 UK News ‘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’. Tuesday 19 August 2014 UK News Heartwarming fundraiser in memory of Sharon Bridgman Sharon Bridgman died in a road accident in April 2014 while cycling through Bolivia with her husband Tim, raising funds for ShelterBox. Now a young relative and his friends have found an appropriate way to celebrate her life and her remarkable journey. Monday 18 August 2014 UK News Peter’s 70 day walk for Madagascar reaches Land’s End Director of ShelterBox Australia, Response Team member and Rotarian Peter Pearce is an enthusiastic fundraiser for storm-ravaged communities in Madagascar. His latest achievement is walking from John O’Groats to Land’s End with colleague David Rivett, arriving tomorrow. Monday 18 August 2014 UK News Cornwall artist’s open studio event will benefit ShelterBox Artist Teresa Wicksteed is opening her spectacular cliff-top studio from this weekend until the end of August to support ShelterBox. Monday 18 August 2014 UK News Wanda’s latest challenge – to run nowhere for ShelterBox! Wanda Summers - endurance runner, multi-marathon superstar and Olympic trainer – is going to run for a full 24 hours for ShelterBox. But, in one of her most exhausting and testing challenges yet, Wanda won’t actually be going anywhere. Friday 08 August 2014 UK News Logan and Willoughby’s special ShelterBox summer camp When you are aged 5 or 10 you might glance at the news. But young brothers Logan and Willoughby were so moved by the plight of children in Gaza and Syria, they decided to do something about it. They left home … Friday 08 August 2014 UK News Forensic scientists and engineers partnership nominates ShelterBox as its first-ever Charity of the Year The staff of Burgoynes, an international consultancy that provides expert advice to the legal and insurance industries, have chosen ShelterBox as their first Charity of the Year. Thursday 07 August 2014 UK News Darting across the moor - are you up to the Challenge? Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 September – Register now. The countdown has begun to one of the South West’s greatest outdoor events, and it’s not for the faint-hearted. A test of physical and mental strength, where teams of four each carry a ShelterBox across up to 45 miles of rugged landscape in Dartmoor National Park. Sunday 03 August 2014 UK News ShelterBox’s stand at WOMAD music festival is a disaster! Cornwall-based charity ShelterBox hopes to turn heads at WOMAD later this week by recreating a disaster scene on its stand. A realistic set featuring a wrecked boat and housing debris will remind festival-goers that natural catastrophes can happen anywhere, anytime, destroying lives and livelihoods. Tuesday 22 July 2014 UK News Flooding tragedy in the shadow of the World Cup – UK charity ShelterBox at work in South America since June The World Cup drew the attention of the world, but did it also divert attention from an unfolding tragedy across three South American countries? Cornwall-based disaster relief organisation ShelterBox is among those helping flood-affected families. Thursday 17 July 2014 UK News Nearly 5,000 miles in 100 days – Alex is cycling from the Arctic to the Adriatic for ShelterBox Alex Lewis-Jones is quite a determined young man. Last year he set himself a series of 61 personal challenges to complete. This year he has embarked on an 8,000 km solo bike ride from Norway to the Adriatic coast, raising funds for ShelterBox. Monday 14 July 2014 UK News New box in the new square mile – Canary Wharf welcomes ShelterBox Canary Wharf, London's 'new square mile', has a new resident in Beaufort Court. ShelterBox is a Cornwall-based charity that delivers emergency shelter and equipment to families who have lost everything in a disaster. Thursday 10 July 2014 UK News Legal, financial and fundraising experts join ShelterBox Trustees ShelterBox has appointed three new Trustees to its Board, beefing up its legal, financial and fundraising expertise Friday 04 July 2014 UK News ShelterBox makes news for ITV’s Mark Austin A fan of Cornwall, and of ShelterBox, News at Ten presenter Mark Austin has made his first visit to the charity’s Helston headquarters. Thursday 03 July 2014 UK News ShelterBox - 'Waves of displaced families sleeping in the open.' William Hague says Britain has made the world’s quickest humanitarian response to Iraq Playing a key role in the UK’s emergency shelter response to the Iraqi conflict is the Cornwall-based disaster relief charity ShelterBox, part of a humanitarian push the Foreign Secretary says is leading the world. Sunday 29 June 2014 UK News As numbers fleeing conflict outstrip WW2, UK-based ShelterBox reaches out to refugees in Syria, Iraq, Central Africa and Myanmar 2013 will go down in history as the first year since World War 2 that more than 50 million people fled war or persecution. A Cornwall-based disaster relief charity is mobilising against this tide of suffering, and offering shelter to refugees and displaced families worldwide. Friday 20 June 2014 UK News ‘Community impact on a global and local level’ - ShelterBox USA named international organisation of the year Cornwall-based ShelterBox’s American affiliate has been honoured in a Small Business Awards ceremony in Florida USA. Thursday 19 June 2014 UK News As half a million flee Mosul, UK charity ShelterBox stands by to help families escaping Iraq civil unrest Cornwall-based disaster relief charity ShelterBox is poised to work with partner aid agencies as hundreds of thousands head north to escape violence in Iraq Friday 13 June 2014 UK News Hold an office meeting in a tent? Why not, it’s Big ShelterBox Week! Big ShelterBox Week (1 to 7 June) usually brings out the whimsical side of our corporate fundraisers. So no-one should be at all surprised that specialist insurance group Beazley PLC held their London office meetings last week in, er, a ShelterBox tent. Monday 09 June 2014 UK News ShelterBox is in Sydney’s Olympic Park for the Rotary International Convention The International Convention is Rotary’s biggest annual gathering, being held this year in Sydney’s spectacular Olympic Park. As Rotary’s official project partner, ShelterBox is there meeting colleagues from humanitarian aid, and the thousands of visitors thronging to one of the world’s largest charity conventions. Tuesday 03 June 2014 UK News Showtime for ShelterBox ShelterBox loves being part of one of the country’s greatest agricultural shows. At this year’s Royal Cornwall Show, in addition to the usual display of tents and lifesaving box contents, we have an entertaining mix of shop items, a competition for chocaholics, and a special ShelterBox scarecrow! Tuesday 03 June 2014 UK News Mud and muscle at bank holiday endurance event ShelterBox was one of the local charities benefiting from what was billed as the UK’s ultimate extreme obstacle endurance event. Tuesday 27 May 2014 UK News ‘Try to capture your feelings on paper’ - leading author and illustrator Michael Foreman encourages empathy with storm survivors It’s that time of year when UK-based charity ShelterBox offers young artists a chance to see their work in print. Inspired by the ferocious Typhoon Haiyan, the theme for this year’s Young Illustrators book is storms and gales. Thursday 22 May 2014 UK News ‘How could we turn our backs when there is so much still to do?’ - 6 months on from Typhoon Haiyan, ShelterBox is still helping families in the Philippines Half a year after one of the worst storms the world has seen, UK-based charity ShelterBox is still aiding Filipino families whose lives and livelihoods were shattered on 8 November 2013. Monday 05 May 2014 UK News 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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 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 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. 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. 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. 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 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Tuesday 19 November 2013 UK News