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On the right track – new ShelterBox campaign targets the capital’s commuters

Tuesday 18 November 2014

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

Music festival in memory of fundraising cyclist Sharon Bridgman

Friday 14 November 2014

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

‘‘Bring good luck to our new home.’ One year on from Haiyan, ShelterBox helps the Philippines to build back better and stronger

Tuesday 04 November 2014

‘‘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.  

Rock the Box tops £10,000 for ShelterBox

Wednesday 22 October 2014

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.

ShelterBox equipment offered to help fight Ebola in West Africa

Thursday 16 October 2014

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

Photos and video of Cornwall’s ShelterBox school equipment in Aleppo classrooms - helping Syria’s ‘lost generation’

Wednesday 15 October 2014

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

Curate will live like a refugee, highlighting a world crisis

Friday 03 October 2014

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.’

The gift of shelter, the gift of schooling - ShelterBox at work in flood-ravaged Zimbabwe

Tuesday 30 September 2014

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.

Save the Children report warns of a ‘lost generation’ of schoolchildren in Syria - ShelterBox continues to deploy SchoolBoxes and education packs

Thursday 18 September 2014

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.

Alison Wallace, ShelterBox CEO – ‘Security of our aid workers is our primary concern’

Sunday 14 September 2014

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