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Chilean volcano eruption has calmed for now, but UK disaster relief charity ShelterBox has aid in the region if needed

Wednesday 04 March 2015

Chilean volcano eruption has calmed for now, but UK disaster relief charity ShelterBox has aid in the region if needed

A volcanic eruption in southern Chile yesterday morning caused the evacuation of 4,000 people from their homes in the popular tourist resort of Pucón. Mount Villarrica is calm for now, but a 10km exclusion zone remains in place, and UK charity ShelterBox stands ready to help

ShelterBox CEO urges Rotary Clubs to consider more flexible funding of disaster relief

Monday 02 March 2015

ShelterBox CEO urges Rotary Clubs to consider more flexible funding of disaster relief

Last week the Rotary Club of Cober Valley presented ShelterBox with a cheque for £1,200. In an illustrated talk ShelterBox’s Alison Wallace gave local Rotarians food for thought on how best to support the disaster relief organisation.

Gaza could take more than a century to rebuild. ‘Is displacement becoming intractable?’ asks British aid CEO

Thursday 26 February 2015

Gaza could take more than a century to rebuild. ‘Is displacement becoming intractable?’ asks British aid CEO

Oxfam has today said that it could take more than 100 years to rebuild Gaza’s essential infrastructure of homes, schools and health facilities, calling for the 8-year blockade stranglehold to be lifted. British disaster relief charity CEO Alison Wallace warns that Gaza and other conflict zones risk creating permanently displaced communities.

Little blooms worth thousands - Truro garden open day raises £4,500 for ShelterBox

Tuesday 24 February 2015

Little blooms worth thousands - Truro garden open day raises £4,500 for ShelterBox

Now in its tenth year, Hellebore Day at Bosvigo House in Truro is a diary date for gardeners, and for ShelterBox supporters

‘A personal journey’ – Cyclist Tim Bridgman heads for South America to complete the fundraising trek that ended in tragedy

Tuesday 17 February 2015

‘A personal journey’ – Cyclist Tim Bridgman heads for South America to complete the fundraising trek that ended in tragedy

Last April, while on a trans-global cycling fundraiser for ShelterBox, Sharon Bridgman died after her bicycle collided with a vehicle in Bolivia. Now her husband Tim is returning to pick up their epic journey, starting from the scene of the accident.

‘A tried, trusted and reliable friend’ - ShelterBox wishes Rotary a happy 110th birthday

Monday 16 February 2015

‘A tried, trusted and reliable friend’ - ShelterBox wishes Rotary a happy 110th birthday

Cornwall-based disaster relief charity ShelterBox began in 2000 as one Rotary Club’s millennium project. Now, as Rotary International’s only official Project Partner, ShelterBox sends congratulations to all Rotarians as their organisation celebrates 110 years.

UK agency ShelterBox begins huge aid push into Malawi as UN fears floods have killed 276, and displaced almost a quarter of a million

Friday 13 February 2015

UK agency ShelterBox begins huge aid push into Malawi as UN fears floods have killed 276, and displaced almost a quarter of a million

UK agency ShelterBox begins huge aid push into Malawi as UN fears floods have killed 276, and displaced almost a quarter of a million

ShelterBox tents go up in Gaza, after six months of patience and negotiation

Monday 02 February 2015

ShelterBox tents go up in Gaza, after six months of patience and negotiation

ShelterBox supporters can at last see their generosity reaching out to one of the world’s most war-torn locations. Photos just arrived from Gaza show tents being put up.

SchoolBoxes from Cornwall arrive in West Africa for ebola orphans

Wednesday 28 January 2015

SchoolBoxes from Cornwall arrive in West Africa for ebola orphans

An aid chain that started in Cornwall in December is now putting smiles on the faces of children in Freetown, affected by the scourge of ebola. 

Malaysian floodwater places one house on top of another!

Monday 26 January 2015

Malaysian floodwater places one house on top of another!

Ismail Nick Mustafa and his family have an amazing story to tell. Like thousands of others, they had a narrow escape as they fled from rising floodwater.  But days later an unbelievable sight awaited them when they returned to their home…

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