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New year brings new homes and new hope to the Philippines

Tuesday 31 December 2013

New year brings new homes and new hope to the Philippines

ShelterBox teams have continued working over the holiday season providing shelter to families made homeless by Typhoon Haiyan, and reaching out to those on remote islands.

TV presenters from Great Escapes, the One Show, Animal Clinic, Countryfile and Frozen Planet go wild to support ShelterBox’s work in the Philippines

Wednesday 11 December 2013

TV presenters from Great Escapes, the One Show, Animal Clinic, Countryfile and Frozen Planet go wild to support ShelterBox’s work in the Philippines

A group of famous names from natural history, wildlife and outdoor adventure TV programmes were so moved by the plight of families in the Philippines that they have created two special fundraising events in Bristol this Sunday to support ShelterBox. One was an instant sell-out, but there are still a few seats available for the evening event.

Haiyan one month on - ShelterBox has committed aid for almost 6,500 households since the storm struck

Friday 06 December 2013

Haiyan one month on - ShelterBox has committed aid for almost 6,500 households since the storm struck

Four Fridays ago the savagery of Typhoon Haiyan rocked the Philippines and shocked the world, killing an estimated 5,600 and leaving millions to rebuild their homes and lives. But, one month on, Cornwall-based charity ShelterBox has already committed enough aid for 6,432 families, and is the only shelter agency to have reached some remote islands.

Stars come out for ShelterBox at ICAP Charity Day

Tuesday 03 December 2013

Stars come out for ShelterBox at ICAP Charity Day

ShelterBox took a turn on the red carpet today as celebrities and royalty turned up to support ICAP Charity Day, the annual fundraiser in the City of London.

ShelterBox on show in song video bidding for Christmas No.1

Sunday 01 December 2013

ShelterBox on show in song video bidding for Christmas No.1

In a surprise move that may have Simon Cowell and his X Factor contestants worried, Rotary is making a bid for the Christmas Number One! ‘Christmas Time (Children Sing)’ is a feel-good Christmas ballad which features ShelterBox in its video, and will be released for download on Monday December 2nd through iTunes and other digital outlets.

‘I can't tell you how impressed I was with ShelterBox’ - praise from the Honorary Consul of the Philippines via Edinburgh Rotarians

Tuesday 19 November 2013

‘I can't tell you how impressed I was with ShelterBox’ - praise from the Honorary Consul of the Philippines via Edinburgh Rotarians

Honorary Consul to the Philippines, Mrs Gladys Corbett, has applauded ShelterBox’s work in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, saying the charity’s efforts are ‘spot on’. The Consul was writing to Rotarians in Scotland on behalf of the Philippine Government and UK Embassy.

‘You came all this way to help our village?’ Gratitude of recipients as aid begins to roll to remote islands of the Philippines

Sunday 17 November 2013

‘You came all this way to help our village?’ Gratitude of recipients as aid begins to roll to remote islands of the Philippines

ShelterBox response teams providing tents and supplies say they have been overwhelmed by the relief and gratitude of families who have survived both earthquake and typhoon in the crumbled ruins of Bohol Island’s communities. Meanwhile other teams have arrived on the remote Bantayan Islands to prepare for wider aid distribution.   

ShelterBox begins its big aid push into devastated Cebu - 800 ShelterBoxes and tents arriving today, with 500 more waiting in Manila

Thursday 14 November 2013

ShelterBox begins its big aid push into devastated Cebu - 800 ShelterBoxes and tents arriving today, with 500 more waiting in Manila

The world has shared the frustration of aid workers facing the difficulties of getting help across those last few miles to people in storm-crushed Cebu and Tacloban. Today the last hurdles are being overcome, and ShelterBoxes will be on their way to provide hope to these devastated families.

ShelterBox teams using all nearby stock to bring shelter to storm-lashed Philippines

Sunday 10 November 2013

ShelterBox teams using all nearby stock to bring shelter to storm-lashed Philippines

UK disaster aid charity ShelterBox is maximising its personnel and aid in the Philippines to help the homeless after Typhoon Haiyan leaves devastation in its wake.

ShelterBox Response Team safe in Philippines after ‘most powerful storm ever to make landfall’

Friday 08 November 2013

ShelterBox Response Team safe in Philippines after ‘most powerful storm ever to make landfall’

A ShelterBox Response Team, originally deployed to the Philippines to help in the aftermath of a 7.2 magnitude earthquake, found themselves caught in the eye of a storm meteorologists are calling the most powerful ever to make landfall. Both Mark Dyer and Paul Crudington are safe, but are reporting major damage in the area around Bohol.