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Friday 07 March 2014SYRIA 3 YEARS ON - ‘Huddling for shelter in an ancient Roman tourist site’ - ShelterBox renews its efforts to help families fleeing war
This week marks three years since civil war in Syria sparked the world’s greatest humanitarian crisis. Teams from UK based ShelterBox have worked tirelessly to get aid to thousands of refugees and internally displaced families. With a long term presence in four countries, now the charity is focusing on two fronts – in neighbouring Lebanon, and via a route into Syria itself.
Wednesday 05 March 2014Silence really is golden for these Young ShelterBox fundraisers
Ever tried to keep a seven to eleven year old quiet? It takes a very good book, or a very good cause. These youngsters from Glasgow had both – and managed to turn their silence into gold for UK-based charity ShelterBox.
Tuesday 04 March 2014Foot Anstey raises over £5,000 for Philippines
The staff of regional law firm Foot Anstey has teamed up with international disaster relief charity ShelterBox to raise much needed funds for those affected by the devastating super typhoon Haiyan, which hit the Philippines in November.
Tuesday 04 March 2014SYRIA 3 YEARS ON - Children’s book ‘The Day the Bombs Fell’ brings hope to Syrian refugees
On UNESCO World Book Day Cornish disaster relief charity ShelterBox is promoting its own book – written for and illustrated by children – with £1 from every sale going to help refugees from the Syrian conflict
Saturday 01 March 2014Olympic gold oarsman James Cracknell OBE visits ShelterBox
Disaster relief charity ShelterBox is proud to list a number of Olympic sportsmen and adventurers among its supporters, including Sir Ben Ainslie, Ben Fogle and Monty Halls. Friday 28 February saw a visit to ShelterBox headquarters by one of Britain’s most successful athletes of all time, James Cracknell OBE.
Wednesday 26 February 2014Travel industry’s big night raises £6,748 for ShelterBox
Disaster relief involves a lot of travel, but very little glamour. But one glittering night in January managed to combine both - over a thousand people from the travel industry, the Grosvenor House on Park Lane, TV’s James Corden as host, and ShelterBox selected as the event’s charity partner.
Thursday 13 February 2014Lloyd’s insurer Beazley to donate a minimum of £20,000 to ShelterBox
The employees of market-leading specialist insurance business Beazley have voted for ShelterBox as their Charity of the Year for natural disasters. Apart from two £10,000 donations over two years, Beazley employees will also be raising money with their own fundraising initiatives.
Friday 31 January 2014Praa Sands Pirate Raft Race takes a break after raising over £28,000 for ShelterBox
One of Cornwall’s most lively and entertaining coastal spectacles is taking a rest in 2014, having raised an impressive £28,346 for its near-neighbour ShelterBox over the last six years
Thursday 30 January 2014Philippines ShelterBox badge project popular with Guides and Scouts
An ingenious project to manufacture and sell Typhoon Haiyan badges has triggered a generous response from Guide and Scout groups, and will help ShelterBox’s ongoing work in the Philippines. Meet Bev Dunn, Guider, District Commissioner for Guiding in Dollar and Muckhart District in Clackmannanshire, Scotland. She is also Unit Guider for Muckhart Rainbows, Guides and The Senior Section.
Wednesday 29 January 2014ShelterBox Chief Executive visits Philippines to see aid work first hand
Alison Wallace, Chief Executive of ShelterBox, is travelling to the Philippines to see for herself how ShelterBox aid is helping communities devastated by Typhoon Haiyan.
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