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St Ives cheque takes national Rotary donations to ShelterBox since Vanuatu cyclone to over a quarter of a million pounds!

Friday 17 April 2015

St Ives cheque takes national Rotary donations to ShelterBox since Vanuatu cyclone to over a quarter of a million pounds!

It was meant to be a thank-you tour of ShelterBox for members of the Rotary Club of St Ives. But their £1,300 donation had a significance they didn’t expect – it took the UK-wide figure raised by Rotarians since Cyclone Pam to a staggering £250,000

Disaster relief charity ShelterBox ‘exasperated’ at inability to get aid into South Sudan

Wednesday 15 April 2015

Disaster relief charity ShelterBox ‘exasperated’ at inability to get aid into South Sudan

More than a million people have fled their homes in South Sudan since fighting broke out  between government and rebel forces, and a further half million have since quit the country. But Cornish charity ShelterBox has been frustrated in its attempts to reach families in need.

A big thank you to all our donors as ShelterBox aid arrives on the Vanuatu island of Tanna

Monday 13 April 2015

A big thank you to all our donors as ShelterBox aid arrives on the Vanuatu island of Tanna

On a Pacific island desperately in need of good news following Cyclone Pam, happy faces as the means to rebuild arrives, funded by ShelterBox supporters.

ShelterBox wins international business award as ‘Disaster Relief Charity of the Year’, and is shortlisted in Cornwall Business Awards

Friday 10 April 2015

ShelterBox wins international business award as ‘Disaster Relief Charity of the Year’, and is shortlisted in Cornwall Business Awards

ShelterBox is used to being in the spotlight for its humanitarian work, but now it has been recognised for its business credibility in an award scheme aimed at global corporates worldwide, as well as being shortlisted locally in the Cornwall Business Awards

ShelterBox CEO Alison Wallace meets Helston-Lizard Inner Wheel as national Rotary donations since Vanuatu cyclone top £200,000

Wednesday 08 April 2015

ShelterBox CEO Alison Wallace meets Helston-Lizard Inner Wheel as national Rotary donations since Vanuatu cyclone top £200,000

Disaster relief charity ShelterBox went back to its roots last week as Alison Wallace met the ladies of its founding Rotary Club, the Inner Wheel of Helston-Lizard. This coincided with an over £200,000 boost to Rotary’s national ShelterBox donations triggered by the Vanuatu cyclone.

Green box jealousy raises security issues – heartbreaking decisions about aid delivery to African border towns

Tuesday 07 April 2015

Green box jealousy raises security issues – heartbreaking decisions about aid delivery to African border towns

ShelterBox’s response teams encounter all sorts of hardships in the world’s disaster zones. In poverty-striken, flood-ravaged Malawi and Mozambique they have to decide which type of aid puts the recipients at the least risk of theft or violence

ShelterBox solar light is pitched on US Dragon’s Den

Wednesday 25 March 2015

ShelterBox solar light is pitched on US Dragon’s Den

UK based charity ShelterBox is always on the lookout for products that will help in the world’s disaster zones. Ingenious ‘luminAID’ provides lighting and security where power lines are down – and it also provided a light bulb moment on the US version of Dragon’s Den.

Rotary Club of Dartmouth tops up a legacy of £28,000 to ShelterBox

Tuesday 24 March 2015

Rotary Club of Dartmouth tops up a legacy of £28,000 to ShelterBox

There are many ways to donate to ShelterBox, and one is to leave a legacy or gift in your will. That is what former Dartmouth mayor Irene Scawn did, asking the local Rotary Club to hand it on to ShelterBox

‘Bursting into tears on seeing total deforestation’ – First reactions as ShelterBox response team arrives in Vanuatu

Thursday 19 March 2015

‘Bursting into tears on seeing total deforestation’ – First reactions as ShelterBox response team arrives in Vanuatu

Disaster relief charity ShelterBox now has its first team in Vanuatu as civilian flights begin arriving. With aid en route, Ross Mackenzie and Peter Pearce are discussing arrangements with distribution partners. But their initial reaction to Cyclone Pam’s aftermath is one of shock.

How do we reduce the risk of disaster? As a world conference ends, UK Disaster relief CEO says aid agencies have a ‘moral responsibility’ to think beyond rescue

Wednesday 18 March 2015

How do we reduce the risk of disaster? As a world conference ends, UK Disaster relief CEO says aid agencies have a ‘moral responsibility’ to think beyond rescue

In Japan a four day United Nations conference on disaster risk reduction ends today. Alison Wallace, whose UK charity ShelterBox has risk assessment in its DNA, discusses how relief agencies might help mitigate catastrophes.

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