Leave a gift in your will

A gift in your Will can bring calm to the chaos

The power of your gift

Gifts in wills fund a lot of our work. Your support, no matter what size, will help people like Shelley and her son John, rebuild and recover after conflict or disaster.

Cyclone Harold made landfall on April 6th 2020, decimating homes, gardens and anything else in its path as it tore across Vanuatu.

Earlier in the evening Shelley had reinforced the thatched roofing of her kitchen with pieces of cloth, tying the beams to fixtures on the ground. The effort had paid off. But as Shelley and her community huddled shoulder to shoulder in her kitchen, the cyclone raged on. A flying piece of tin roofing smashed a hole in one of the walls. Every adult who was not holding a child or heavily pregnant was holding on to the house.

In the morning, when we opened the door, it was devastating. We came outside but you couldn’t see any houses. Pieces of debris lay scattered everywhere from the beach to the bush. All trees stood naked, stripped of greenery.



Shelley, her family, and others in her community are some of 2,000 households that received ShelterBox aid in the wake of Cyclone Harold. Tarpaulins could afford Shelley’s family a dry night’s sleep, whilst a spade, shovel and nails meant she could rebuild her house and later, return to subsistence farming – 70% of Vanuatu’s population relying on garden produce for their livelihoods.

Thank you very much to everyone that gave everything to give to us. We are so happy that
you have helped our village after the cyclone. You made our lives easier. Now if I need something I can go and get it.

Contact us

We know that leaving a gift in your Will is something you’ll want to think about very carefully.

If you’d like to discuss leaving a gift to ShelterBox, please call 0300 0300 500 and ask for our Gift in Wills expert, Prue or email us.