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Wanda and Jamie beat their fundraising target on 24 hour run around Loe Bar for ShelterBox

Shelterbox News - Tue, 2016-04-12 00:00

It’s a route that most people would use for a leisurely stroll – around Loe Bar, across the National Trust Penrose estate, and into Porthleven. But for ShelterBox fundraisers Wanda Summers and Jamie Giddens it was a test of endurance over 24 hours ‘behind bars’

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Mountain adventurer Brian Jackson conquering unclimbed Himalayan peaks for ShelterBox, starting in valleys said to be the home of the Yeti

Shelterbox News - Fri, 2016-04-08 00:00

Facing the unknown, and possibly facing a Yeti! Experienced mountaineer Brian Jackson and a colleague will be tackling the ‘dangerous peak’ Omi Tso Go on the Nepal / Tibet border, raising funds for ShelterBox. The unknown factor? No-one has ever climbed it before!

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ShelterBox aid workers take cover as second cyclone in six weeks brings more misery to Fiji

Shelterbox News - Wed, 2016-04-06 00:00

ShelterBox aid workers take cover as second cyclone in six weeks brings more misery to Fiji

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‘The world isn’t actually all that big’. Now Toby Little’s inspirational letters to the world are published by Penguin

Shelterbox News - Mon, 2016-03-28 00:00

In 2013 a five year old ShelterBox supporter embarked on a project that was to enchant and engage people on every continent. Now aged eight, Toby’s letter-writing odyssey is launched in print as ‘Dear World, How Are You?’   

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ShelterBox helps to plan HRH Prince Harry’s Royal visit to Nepal

Shelterbox News - Mon, 2016-03-21 01:00

UK-based ShelterBox has met HRH Prince Harry twice in the last year, once in New Zealand last May and again at the Royal Film Performance in October. And with its long experience of responding to Nepal’s earthquakes, little surprise that ShelterBox was invited to help plan the Royal tour

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Japan earthquake and tsunami remembered five years on

Shelterbox News - Fri, 2016-03-11 01:00

Five years ago today on 11 March 2011 an earthquake off Japan's northeastern coast triggered a tsunami that caused catastrophic destruction. Around 19,000 people died, and it is etched in all our memories because the waves' encroachment was televised live

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ShelterBox to become a two-centre operation, with its packing warehouse in Helston and a new HQ in Truro

Shelterbox News - Wed, 2016-03-09 01:00

Cornwall’s home-grown disaster relief agency ShelterBox is set to operate from two sites starting this summer. Every distinctive green ShelterBox will still be packed by hand at its warehouse in Helston, but for the first time most staff will be under one roof in the city centre of Truro

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ShelterBox’s £1 million response to plea for Fiji ‘to get back on its feet’ after cyclone devastation

Shelterbox News - Fri, 2016-03-04 01:00

On the day that the United Nations and the Fiji Government have launched an emergency appeal to help islanders recover from Cyclone Winston, UK-based ShelterBox unveils its biggest response ever to a storm disaster in the South Pacific

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ShelterBox aid arrives in the cyclone-struck Fiji islands - by superyacht, catamaran and traditional long boat

Shelterbox News - Wed, 2016-03-02 01:00

A flotilla of boats has been mobilised to spread aid across Fiji’s 330 islands in the aftermath of Cyclone Winston, the most powerful storm ever recorded in the southern hemisphere.

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Amazing video – the ‘school in a cave’ in Syria. ShelterBox aid arrives in Aleppo as fragile ceasefire holds

Shelterbox News - Sun, 2016-02-28 01:00

The children of Syria have seen their cities bombed, their homes destroyed, their lives become a flight from war. Incredibly, ShelterBox’s partners ‘Hand in Hand for Syria’ found a classroom of youngsters learning in a makeshift school in the relative calm and cool of an underground cave. 

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‘We’ve broken our own rules just so we can support these unfortunate people. Flexibility can save lives.’ - ShelterBox’s Sam Hewett prepares to oversee a second wave of ShelterBox aid for Aleppo

Shelterbox News - Tue, 2016-02-23 01:00

As ShelterBox Operations Co-ordinator Sam Hewett returns to the Turkey/Syria border for the second time in a fortnight, he invites us all to empathise with families on the run or besieged in a city at war.

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ShelterBox has aid on Fiji and is mobilising a response team as Cyclone Winston bears down

Shelterbox News - Sat, 2016-02-20 01:00

A category 5 ‘megastorm’ tropical cyclone has made landfall in the Pacific nation of Fiji. UK disaster relief agency ShelterBox already has aid stored on the islands, and is mobilising teams and aid from New Zealand and Australia

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‘Rushing towards a closing door’ - UK’s ShelterBox and partners face uncertainty over aid routes into the world’s largest besieged city

Shelterbox News - Sat, 2016-02-20 01:00

Syria’s largest city is in a stranglehold. Over 70,000 people have fled north towards Turkey, but at least 300,000 remain in appalling conditions, with aid routes into the city uncertain and unsafe. ShelterBox and its charity partners are determined to do all they can to reach families in need.

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‘Responding rapidly to a crisis within a crisis’ - Tents and shelter kits from UK charity heading from Turkey into Aleppo and Syrian camps

Shelterbox News - Sat, 2016-02-13 01:00

While the world debates a deal for ceasing hostilities in Syria, aid agencies including Cornwall-based ShelterBox are mobilising to take aid from Turkey into camps for the displaced, and to the city of Aleppo.

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‘These people have suffered enough’ - ShelterBox team arrives in Turkey as tens of thousands of Syrian refugees are caught in limbo

Shelterbox News - Mon, 2016-02-08 01:00

UK agency ShelterBox is on the Turkey / Syria border responding to a humanitarian stand-off. Up to 70,000 Syrians have fled increased violence around Aleppo trying to enter Turkey's Kilis region, only to find the border closed despite EU appeals to let them cross.

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Raise your heartrate, raise some cash - the UK’s big-hearted disaster relief agency ShelterBox is launching its greatest challenge season ever

Shelterbox News - Fri, 2016-01-29 01:00

The Cornwall-based charity backed by famous action heroes and endurance sportsmen -  Sir Ben Ainslie, James Cracknell OBE, Ben Fogle, the Harlequins rugby team – is now planning its biggest-ever series of challenge fundraising events from April to October

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