Friday 06 December 2013Haiyan one month on - ShelterBox aid for almost 6,500 households committed to remote islands 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.
Tuesday 03 December 2013Stars 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.
Sunday 01 December 2013ShelterBox 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.
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.
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.
Thursday 14 November 2013ShelterBox 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.
Sunday 10 November 2013ShelterBox 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.
Friday 08 November 2013ShelterBox 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.
Tuesday 05 November 2013Johnston family is on top of the world as their Kilimanjaro climb raises £7,250 for ShelterBox
The Johnstons hold up a ShelterBox banner with pride. They are on the summit of Kilimanjaro in Tanzania - at 19,341 feet the highest mountain in Africa – and their family trek has raised £14,500 for two charities.
Tuesday 05 November 2013‘War Horse’ author Michael Morpurgo sends a message of hope for Syria, as children draw war for ShelterBox
Michael Morpurgo OBE, former Children’s Laureate and author of ‘War Horse’ - the book that inspired an award-winning play and Stephen Spielberg’s Oscar-nominated film - has sent a poignant note about the plight of Syrian refugees to disaster relief charity ShelterBox.