Artist and celebrity supporters

Supporting our vision of a world where no family is left without shelter after disaster

ShelterBox is lucky and proud to have the support of some brilliant celebrity friends.

We are incredibly grateful to them for giving their time, voices and profile for free to help provide emergency shelter to people after disaster. From world-class actors to renowned athletes and celebrity chefs, these amazing people have helped us raise almost £1 million.

Dame Judi Dench

“I support ShelterBox and the crucial work they do all over the world helping families who have lost everything. Shelter and togetherness are stepping stones to recovery.”

Right now, families in Syria are at risk of contracting Coronavirus, and the consequences of this will be catastrophic in refugee camps. Dame Judi Dench has supported our appeal to help us provide tents and other essential items to keep vulnerable families healthy through these turbulent times.

Watch the video to find out more.

The importance of home

This year, our home feels more important than ever.

It has become the centre of our world – giving us a place where we feel safe, where we can work and where we can relax with our loved ones.

Watch Joanna Lumley, Yinka Bokinni and Steve Backshall talk about what makes them feel like home during Christmas.

Give the gift of home

Mark Austin

As a broadcast journalist with ITV and Sky News, Mark Austin has seen many of the world’s disaster zones first hand.

Mark helped spread the message on the urgent need for aid in Syria. Watch Mark’s video message here.

Find out more about our work in Syria on the link below.

Our work in Syria

Terry Waite

In 1987, Terry Waite CBE was captured by Hezbollah and taken hostage for five years. He knows what it’s like to work in conflict areas.

In light of World Humanitarian Day 2018, Terry Waite joined ShelterBox to remind everyone that civilians and aid workers are not a target.

Watch the video to learn more.


“When life is thrown into chaos, home is a sanctuary.

Imagine experiencing the trauma of a disaster and having no home to go to.

Shelter is vitally important for people who have lost everything, so that they can start planning for the future.

ShelterBox provides tents and tools for people who’ve seen their life fall apart after disaster or conflict.

Get together with your church or your school or your community… and help provide families with the space they need to recover.”

Reverend Kate Bottley supports our community fundraising campaign Give a Tent for Lent.

Give a Tent for Lent

Levison Wood for World Water Day

Levison supports ShelterBox on World Water Day 2020.

“When disasters devastate communities, forcing families from their homes, it can be difficult to access safe, clean water.

By providing families with ShelterBox water containers and purification equipment, safe drinking water becomes one less thing to worry about.”

Watch the video to find out more.


Ciaran Hinds

Ciaran Hinds

“For families in Syria, winter is here. As temperatures drop to below freezing, those families with nowhere to call home are left vulnerable to frostbite and hypothermia.

ShelterBox gives warmth and protection and helps families rebuild their lives.”

Games of Thrones and Harry Potter actor Ciaran Hinds shares a message on the urgent need for winter aid for Syrian families.

Watch his message

ShelterBox Book Club Supporters


“If like me, you enjoy travel and books this is a book club for you…

ShelterBox Book Club features stories from around the world, introducing you to different cultures and life experiences every 6 weeks.

And on top of that, these good reads mean good deeds, because your membership also provides shelter for families hit by conflict or disaster.”

About Book Club

Michael Palin


Leading photographers Tom StoddartOlly BurnVeronique de Viguerie and Dougie Wallace pay tribute to the hope and strength of the people we meet.

They travelled with us to meet families living through severe drought in Somaliland, devastation in the British Virgin Islands, and to meet Rohingya families living in the refugee camps in Bangladesh.

Find out more