the fearless one

pete leach

about pete

Cornish born and bred, Pete has been a ShelterBox Response Team Volunteer for ten years.

It was in 2004 when Pete first heard about ShelterBox after the Boxing Day Tsunami hit. He was inspired by meeting a group of people who were so driven to make a positive impact in the world.

But it wasn’t until 2007 that Pete signed up to become a Response Team Volunteer. He did the rigorous assessment and completed nine days of training – and never looked back.

I was proud of the impact that a local Cornish charity had.

Pete has now been on five deployments with ShelterBox including China in 2008 after severe flooding, and the devasting earthquake in Nepal in 2015.

More recently he went to Haiti in 2016 when Hurricane Matthew ripped through the island.

In this video, Pete talks about what keeps him motivated as a Response Team Volunteer after ten years of service.

We asked Pete to tell us about his favourite photo from a deployment. 

The picture he chose is from his last deployment to Haiti in 2016 when his team were helped by a dedicated local who he’s still in touch with today.

Hear the full story in the video.

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