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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

Nicola is set to swim an ‘aquatic marathon’ for ShelterBox. ‘I figured if I didn't set it as a goal I would never know.’

Monday 08 September 2014

Nicola is set to swim an ‘aquatic marathon’ for ShelterBox. ‘I figured if I didn't set it as a goal I would never know.’

The Dart 10k swim on Sunday 14 September is not for the feint-hearted. Described as ‘not a race, but a journey’ this annual event is said to be ‘the aquatic equivalent of a marathon’. This year ShelterBox is set to benefit from the endurance swimming talents of Nicola Dawson. 

The stars, and ShelterBox, come out for ‘Live at Heartlands’ concert weekend

Friday 05 September 2014

The stars, and ShelterBox, come out for ‘Live at Heartlands’ concert weekend

Heartlands in Pool is the gateway to Cornwall’s mining world heritage site, but next weekend it will also be the gateway to concerts by famous bands including UB40, the Boomtown Rats and the Happy Mondays. And, happily, ShelterBox will be there too.

International property giant builds a relationship with ShelterBox

Wednesday 20 August 2014

International property giant builds a relationship with ShelterBox

International property giant builds a relationship with ShelterBox IP Global is an end-to-end property investment company that sources worldwide real estate with growth potential. Their newest investment is in the future of ShelterBox. Having nominated us as their Charity of the Year, they have announced some exciting ways of raising funds and our profile.

‘Stars in a reasonably priced car’. Jon and Ben take their Citroën Saxo for a 20,000 mile round trip to Mongolia for ShelterBox

Tuesday 19 August 2014

‘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’.

Heartwarming fundraiser in memory of Sharon Bridgman

Monday 18 August 2014

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.

Peter’s 70 day walk for Madagascar reaches Land’s End

Monday 18 August 2014

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.

Cornwall artist’s open studio event will benefit ShelterBox

Monday 18 August 2014

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.