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ShelterBox brings warmth to children in schools and orphanages of war-torn Aleppo

Thursday 31 December 2015

ShelterBox brings warmth to children in schools and orphanages of war-torn Aleppo

The UK is in the grip of its own weather emergency, but spare a thought for the children of Syria who face not only a harsh winter but also the dangers of warfare. ShelterBox aid is being delivered in partnership to the city of Aleppo, bringing warm clothing in time for the New Year.

ShelterBox packs school materials for 6,000 children in Niger fleeing Boko Haram violence

Wednesday 23 December 2015

ShelterBox packs school materials for 6,000 children in Niger fleeing Boko Haram violence

This is the time of year focused on children opening special packages. And none more special than the 120 school boxes packed in recent days in Helston. They are bound today for Niger where children and their families have fled the atrocities of extremists Boko Haram

ShelterBox lights up Cornwall Services with a festive grotto

Thursday 17 December 2015

ShelterBox lights up Cornwall Services with a festive grotto

There’s a good reason to pull off the A30 in mid-Cornwall on Friday 18 and Saturday 19 December. Outside the bustling Cornwall Services building you can visit ShelterBox’s illuminated grotto, and the whole family will be seeing stars.

ShelterBox set to benefit from Star Wars fever this weekend

Wednesday 16 December 2015

ShelterBox set to benefit from Star Wars fever this weekend

As the world is gripped by Star Wars mania, a Cornish cinema is planning ‘The Force Awakens’  activities and fundraising for ShelterBox, saying ‘this is a great weekend to get involved with the community, and help a very worthwhile local charity.’

James Bond hands ShelterBox £194,000

Sunday 13 December 2015

James Bond hands ShelterBox £194,000

It was one of ShelterBox’s proudest moments – sharing the red carpet with Royalty and Hollywood at the Royal Film Performance on 26 October. Now, the proceeds of ticket and brochure sales have been calculated, and it has just been announced that a donation of £193,914 will boost ShelterBox’s aid work worldwide

‘Delight and enthusiasm’ - RIBI President welcomes the renewed project partnership between ShelterBox and Rotary International

Friday 11 December 2015

‘Delight and enthusiasm’ - RIBI President welcomes the renewed project partnership between ShelterBox and Rotary International

Peter Davey, President of Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland (RIBI), has spoken about the relationship between Rotarians and ShelterBox as the two organisations renew their international project partnership for a further three years  

Rotary Club of Ivybridge and Devon Doctors raise almost £17,000 in support of ShelterBox’s Nepal earthquakes response

Monday 30 November 2015

Rotary Club of Ivybridge and Devon Doctors raise almost £17,000 in support of ShelterBox’s Nepal earthquakes response

It was the natural disaster this year that shook the world, a series of major quakes and aftershocks in Nepal that killed 9,200, and caused avalanches giving Everest its deadliest day in history. Among the generous fundraising responses was this alliance between Devon’s Rotarians and Doctors

ShelterBox invited to join Helston’s seasonal celebrations

Thursday 26 November 2015

ShelterBox invited to join Helston’s seasonal celebrations

Helston is ShelterBox’s home town, so this year it is a real honour for the disaster relief charity to be invited by the Town Council and Visit Helston’s Business Improvement team to benefit from the town’s festive events and parade

Light fantastic! ShelterBox asks the south west to shine this season, to brighten lives darkened by disaster

Sunday 22 November 2015

Light fantastic! ShelterBox asks the south west to shine this season, to brighten lives darkened by disaster

Imagine a winter without light, without power, without warmth. As we enter the season associated with twinkling lights, roasting food and log fires, ShelterBox will help you to turn your candle-lit supper, singing event, or any other gathering, into a literally ‘brilliant’ fundraiser.