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 ‘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’. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1470 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1470 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. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1467 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1467 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. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1468 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1468 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. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1469 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1469 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. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1464 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1464 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 … http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1465 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1465 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. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1463 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1463 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. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1462 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1462 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. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1460 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1460 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. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1457 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1457 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. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1456 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1456 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. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1454 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1454 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 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1450 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1450 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. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1451 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1451 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. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1449 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1449 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. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1447 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1447 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. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1446 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1446 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 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1443 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1443 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. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1442 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1442 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. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1439 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1439 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! http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1440 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1440 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. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1438 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1438 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.   http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1435 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1435 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. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1431 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1431 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. 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