Tuesday 07 July 2015Swiss students go wild for ShelterBox, raising over £5,000
Ecole Internationale in Geneva - the world’s oldest and largest international school - has been fundraising for ShelterBox. A group of Year 6 students have donated an impressive 7,700 swiss franks after spending a day learning survival skills in the wild
Thursday 02 July 2015Truckloads of tarps arrive as ShelterBox continues its aid push in rain-swept Nepal
Intense rainfall, flash flooding, landslides, and difficult traveling conditions. Nepal, devastated by two major earthquakes, is suddenly in the grip of its monsoon season. But UK-based ShelterBox, in the latest phase of a response that is now into its third month, is on the way with urgently needed equipment to help communities shelter and rebuild.
Thursday 02 July 2015Powerful ShelterBox postal campaign featuring News at Ten’s Mark Austin is nominated for a major charity award
In London on Monday 6 July Cornwall-based disaster aid agency ShelterBox will hear whether it has won an Institute of Fundraising national award for one of its most effective fundraising campaigns
Friday 26 June 2015Bringing warmth to the North Korean winter – ShelterBox ‘tents with chimneys’ given to families in DPRK
The rural farming communities of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea constantly endure extremes of climate. Currently in the grip of the worst drought for a century, ShelterBox has been helping them to prepare for the harsh winter ahead with new stove-friendly tents
Wednesday 24 June 2015Sniffer dogs searching for survivors - ShelterBox staff train with international experts in earthquake search and rescue
ShelterBox staff and volunteers sometimes find themselves in the right place at the wrong time, witnessing a disaster first hand - as in Nepal when the second quake struck on 12 May. Now they have trained with search and rescue experts to be better prepared when the worst happens
Friday 19 June 2015Devon Doctors support ShelterBox’s work in Nepal
The Rotary Club of Ivybridge through its international committee has set a target of raising over £12,000 in support of ShelterBox’s work, particularly in Nepal. Collections have been made at a local supermarket, and at individual companies, but these have been greatly enhanced by support from Devon Doctors, the out-of-hours GP service for Devon.
Monday 15 June 2015Everest evening raises £12,500 for ShelterBox’s work in Nepal
The people of Tywardreath were the ‘height’ of generosity, as a special Everest evening organized by world-renowned artist Tony Foster and his Tywardreath friends raised £12,500 for survivors of the Nepal quakes
Saturday 06 June 2015ShelterBox joins Rotary International at Brazil convention
When it comes to humanitarian relief, both Rotary and ShelterBox are major players on the world stage. Appropriately they are sharing space in the ‘house of friendship’ at Rotary International’s major convention in São Paulo, Brazil.
Friday 05 June 2015One person in every seven on this planet is a migrant. On World Environment Day, disaster relief charity ShelterBox considers the global effect of populations constantly on the move
One seventh of the human population is now forced from their homelands. This modern phenomenon is driven by many factors, but increasingly migration is about the search for food and livelihoods, or natural disasters triggered by increasingly violent climates.
Thursday 04 June 2015SchoolBoxes distributed to orphanages in earthquake-stricken Kathmandu
Disaster relief charity ShelterBox has now used the full range of its aid in its Nepal earthquake response – ShelterBox tents as medical facilities, Shelter Kits to get aid swiftly to mountain villages, and now SchoolBoxes to bring some sense of recovery and normality to children in Kathmandu.