Tuesday 26 January 2016UK charity ShelterBox endorses nomination of Greek islanders for Nobel Peace Prize
The Cornwall-based disaster relief agency ShelterBox witnessed the frontline of the refugee crisis on the island of Lesbos last year. Now it is backing calls for Greek islanders to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, having seen them rescue thousands from the sea
Monday 25 January 2016Bodmin Rotarian Colin Bell completes the equivalent of 48 marathons tomorrow at ShelterBox’s Helston HQ
It’s often said that the relationship between ShelterBox and Rotary will run and run. And someone who has taken that very literally is Colin Bell of the Rotary Club of Bodmin. Tomorrow, 26 January, the team at ShelterBox HQ will cheer him across the line at the end of his fundraising marathon of marathons
Tuesday 19 January 2016Ghost of a tin mining past - a Poldark connection and prize for Truro’s Bosvigo House on Hellebore Day in February
Long term ShelterBox supporter Wendy Perry is making plans for her celebrated annual Hellebore Day, when all are welcomed to view rooms in Truro’s hidden gem Bosvigo House and walk its Spring Gardens. Now Wendy has the new season of TV hit Poldark in her sights, with a special prize and a ghostly link with Bosvigo's heritage.
Sunday 17 January 2016El Niño – we’ve all heard of it, but how does it bring climate misery to so many countries and to millions of people?
A ShelterBox team is in Paraguay responding to the worst flooding in half a century. This is just one consequence of El Niño, the little-understood but often devastating climate phenomenon, which this year has already been branded as ‘Godzilla’.
Wednesday 13 January 2016ShelterBox volunteer Ben Spurway prepares for one of the world’s greatest endurance challenges
Ben Spurway and his ‘Green Sentinels’ colleagues are only weeks away from the biggest adventure of their lives - a 500 mile endurance event across the Patagonian wilderness in South America to support ShelterBox and two other charities
Tuesday 12 January 2016Inventors of ‘brilliant’ solar light luminAID travel to Malawi with ShelterBox in TV item seen by ABC’s 7.5 million viewers
ShelterBox was one of the earliest backers of luminAID, an innovative solar light that is proving an essential aid item in disaster zones. Its inventors Anna Stork and Andrea Sreshta travelled to Malawi with ShelterBox to see luminAID being used by flood victims, in a feature shown by ABC TV to its US viewers.
Wednesday 06 January 2016Nancarrow shines and raises £2,200 for ShelterBox
Nancarrow Farm and event venue near Truro joined forces with the Cornish Food Box Company, Cornish Orchards and St Eval Candle Company to host a candlelit feast in December, raising over £2,200 to support the Shine for ShelterBox fundraising campaign.
Monday 04 January 2016ShelterBox standing by after 6.7 magnitude quake rocks India’s Manipur state
UK disaster relief organisation ShelterBox is monitoring the border territories of India and Myanmar as an earthquake measuring 6.7 magnitude struck late last evening UK time. There is widespread structural damage, and reports of deaths and injuries.