ShelterBox Latest News ShelterBox is an international disaster relief charity delivering boxes of aid, shelter, warmth and dignity to people affected by disasters, worldwide en-gb 22.12.2009 15:22:49 Copyright: (C) ShelterBox 2009 15 ShelterBox Latest News Soldiers will cycle and swim to Paris for ShelterBox – without ever leaving Rutland! Next Wednesday soldiers from 7 Regiment Royal Logistics Corps have set themselves the gruelling task of cycling and swimming the equivalent distance from their barracks to Paris - over 380 miles. Friday 29 April 2016 UK News Just two days left to win Isle of Wight Festival VIP glamping tickets. – As the outdoor festival season begins, ShelterBox urges you to ‘love your tent’ Of course ShelterBox loves tents. And so do the one million people we have helped to shelter after disaster. But now, as a summer of music festivals gets underway, we have joined a national campaign to make sure festival-goers and campers leave sites pitch perfect Thursday 28 April 2016 UK News Ecuador’s shelter and water crisis – ‘The situation is much worse than we had anticipated.’ ShelterBox team sees children begging in the streets with empty water bottles, and fields suffocated by ‘black water’ There is a new urgency in the aid programme for the coastal communities of Ecuador following the massive earthquake on 16 April. Flooding had already poisoned crops around Portoviejo, and infrastructure damage has now left families without safe drinking water Wednesday 27 April 2016 UK News ‘The magnetism that draws you back’ - A message from Nepal to ShelterBox from supporter Deborah Holden, one year after Everest’s most deadly day While her sister Amanda decides the fate of contestants on ‘Britain’s Got Talent’, ShelterBox supporter Deborah Holden has returned to the scene of her narrowest escape. It is one year on from the deadly earthquake that triggered an Everest avalanche. She says, ‘Not coming back to Nepal was never an option’. Sunday 24 April 2016 UK News ShelterBox team in Ecuador traveling to quake zone to assess need. Thunderstorms, landslides, continuing tremors, impassable roads - all challenge the search for the missing As the death toll rises and disease fears grow, UK disaster relief agency ShelterBox is talking to government officials and colleague aid agencies about how, and where, to respond most effectively to shelter needs. A team is visiting the worst affected areas. Saturday 23 April 2016 UK News As liberation anniversary approaches a moving personal account of life in Dachau concentration camp is published, supporting ShelterBox ShelterBox often sees life in the raw - after disasters, in war zones, transit camps and in the plight of refugees. Now the UK charity is set to benefit from sales of a moving personal account of life in a Nazi concentration camp in WW2. It is a remarkable read. Friday 22 April 2016 UK News UK disaster relief agency ShelterBox sends a team to Ecuador as quake death toll rises. Heavy rains and landslides hamper rescue efforts The Ecuador government has now officially called for international aid following the country’s worst earthquake for 37 years, and Cornwall-based ShelterBox is sending in a team to work in partnership with other shelter providers. But many of the worst-affected rural communities are hard to reach, and aftershocks and landslides are a constant fear. Monday 18 April 2016 UK News ‘This wasn't just a house that collapsed, it was an entire town.’ Ecuador is the latest country to suffer a major earthquake. UK agency ShelterBox has aid stored nearby in Colombia and Panama The latest in a spate of major earthquakes worldwide struck the South American country of Ecuador last night at midnight UK time, near the northern town of Muisne. A 7.8 magnitude quake at a shallow 12 miles, it has left at least 77 people dead Sunday 17 April 2016 UK News Second Japan quake in two days. UK ShelterBox teams on tsunami alert as the Pacific is rocked by frequent seismic events. Response teams in Fiji have been put on tsunami alert as Japan was struck by a second major earthquake yesterday at 15.25 UK time. The death toll from both quakes has now risen to at least eighteen, and troops are searching for people feared trapped in the rubble of collapsed buildings Saturday 16 April 2016 UK News ShelterBox standing by if needed to respond to Japan earthquake UK disaster relief agency ShelterBox is on alert following a deadly earthquake that struck southern Japan last evening. At least nine people have died and more than 250 are injured after the quake and aftershocks toppled buildings and cut power supplies Friday 15 April 2016 UK News Wanda and Jamie beat their fundraising target on 24 hour run around Loe Bar for ShelterBox 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’ Tuesday 12 April 2016 UK News Mountain adventurer Brian Jackson conquering unclimbed Himalayan peaks for ShelterBox, starting in valleys said to be the home of the Yeti 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! Friday 08 April 2016 UK News ShelterBox aid workers take cover as second cyclone in six weeks brings more misery to Fiji ShelterBox aid workers take cover as second cyclone in six weeks brings more misery to Fiji Wednesday 06 April 2016 UK News ‘The world isn’t actually all that big’. Now Toby Little’s inspirational letters to the world are published by Penguin 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?’ Monday 28 March 2016 UK News ShelterBox helps to plan HRH Prince Harry’s Royal visit to Nepal 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 Monday 21 March 2016 UK News Japan earthquake and tsunami remembered five years on 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 Friday 11 March 2016 UK News ShelterBox to become a two-centre operation, with its packing warehouse in Helston and a new HQ in Truro 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 Wednesday 09 March 2016 UK News ShelterBox’s £1 million response to plea for Fiji ‘to get back on its feet’ after cyclone devastation 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 Friday 04 March 2016 UK News ShelterBox aid arrives in the cyclone-struck Fiji islands - by superyacht, catamaran and traditional long boat 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. Wednesday 02 March 2016 UK News Amazing video – the ‘school in a cave’ in Syria. ShelterBox aid arrives in Aleppo as fragile ceasefire holds 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. Sunday 28 February 2016 UK News ‘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 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. Tuesday 23 February 2016 UK News ‘Rushing towards a closing door’ - UK’s ShelterBox and partners face uncertainty over aid routes into the world’s largest besieged city 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. Saturday 20 February 2016 UK News ShelterBox has aid on Fiji and is mobilising a response team as Cyclone Winston bears down 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 Saturday 20 February 2016 UK News ‘Responding rapidly to a crisis within a crisis’ - Tents and shelter kits from UK charity heading from Turkey into Aleppo and Syrian camps 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. Saturday 13 February 2016 UK News ‘These people have suffered enough’ - ShelterBox team arrives in Turkey as tens of thousands of Syrian refugees are caught in limbo 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. Monday 08 February 2016 UK News Raise your heartrate, raise some cash - the UK’s big-hearted disaster relief agency ShelterBox is launching its greatest challenge season ever 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 Friday 29 January 2016 UK News Westcountry to Westminster – ShelterBox CEO leaving to join European Council on Foreign Relations Alison Wallace has been Chief Executive of disaster relief charity ShelterBox for almost three years, during its responses to headline disasters such as Typhoon Haiyan and the Nepal quakes. Now she is moving on to an award-winning think tank about Europe’s role in the world. Wednesday 27 January 2016 UK News UK 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 Tuesday 26 January 2016 UK News Bodmin 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 Monday 25 January 2016 UK News Ghost 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. Tuesday 19 January 2016 UK News El 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’. Sunday 17 January 2016 UK News ShelterBox 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 Wednesday 13 January 2016 UK News Inventors 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. Tuesday 12 January 2016 UK News Nancarrow 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. Wednesday 06 January 2016 UK News ShelterBox 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. Monday 04 January 2016 UK News ShelterBox brings warmth to children in schools and orphanages of war-torn Aleppo The UK is in the grip of its own weather emergency, but spare a thought for the children of Syria who face not only a harsh winter but also the dangers of warfare. ShelterBox aid is being delivered in partnership to the city of Aleppo, bringing warm clothing in time for the New Year. Thursday 31 December 2015 UK News ShelterBox packs school materials for 6,000 children in Niger fleeing Boko Haram violence This is the time of year focused on children opening special packages. And none more special than the 120 school boxes packed in recent days in Helston. They are bound today for Niger where children and their families have fled the atrocities of extremists Boko Haram Wednesday 23 December 2015 UK News ShelterBox lights up Cornwall Services with a festive grotto There’s a good reason to pull off the A30 in mid-Cornwall on Friday 18 and Saturday 19 December. Outside the bustling Cornwall Services building you can visit ShelterBox’s illuminated grotto, and the whole family will be seeing stars. Thursday 17 December 2015 UK News ShelterBox set to benefit from Star Wars fever this weekend As the world is gripped by Star Wars mania, a Cornish cinema is planning ‘The Force Awakens’  activities and fundraising for ShelterBox, saying ‘this is a great weekend to get involved with the community, and help a very worthwhile local charity.’ Wednesday 16 December 2015 UK News James Bond hands ShelterBox £194,000 It was one of ShelterBox’s proudest moments – sharing the red carpet with Royalty and Hollywood at the Royal Film Performance on 26 October. Now, the proceeds of ticket and brochure sales have been calculated, and it has just been announced that a donation of £193,914 will boost ShelterBox’s aid work worldwide Sunday 13 December 2015 UK News ‘Delight and enthusiasm’ - RIBI President welcomes the renewed project partnership between ShelterBox and Rotary International Peter Davey, President of Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland (RIBI), has spoken about the relationship between Rotarians and ShelterBox as the two organisations renew their international project partnership for a further three years Friday 11 December 2015 UK News Regina Vs Tom Henderson, John Henderson and Darren Gervis A STATEMENT Friday 04 December 2015 UK News Rotary Club of Ivybridge and Devon Doctors raise almost £17,000 in support of ShelterBox’s Nepal earthquakes response It was the natural disaster this year that shook the world, a series of major quakes and aftershocks in Nepal that killed 9,200, and caused avalanches giving Everest its deadliest day in history. Among the generous fundraising responses was this alliance between Devon’s Rotarians and Doctors Monday 30 November 2015 UK News ShelterBox invited to join Helston’s seasonal celebrations Helston is ShelterBox’s home town, so this year it is a real honour for the disaster relief charity to be invited by the Town Council and Visit Helston’s Business Improvement team to benefit from the town’s festive events and parade Thursday 26 November 2015 UK News Light fantastic! ShelterBox asks the south west to shine this season, to brighten lives darkened by disaster Imagine a winter without light, without power, without warmth. As we enter the season associated with twinkling lights, roasting food and log fires, ShelterBox will help you to turn your candle-lit supper, singing event, or any other gathering, into a literally ‘brilliant’ fundraiser. Sunday 22 November 2015 UK News Henderson trial - a statement A statement from Chief Executive of ShelterBox, Alison Wallace Thursday 19 November 2015 UK News ShelterBox inspires a vibrant installation by artist Bruce Munro at Waddesdon Manor Bruce Munro is known for his impressive large-scale light-based installations. This week his latest creation was switched on in the dramatic setting of Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire. And it was inspired by ShelterBox. Friday 13 November 2015 UK News Back-to-back cyclones cross Yemen, with people now at the mercy of both war and weather Disaster relief agency ShelterBox is monitoring a tropical storm named Megh 15, poised to hit Yemen on the Arabian peninsula tomorrow, just three days after a cyclone caused deaths and flooding in the war-torn country. Saturday 07 November 2015 UK News ShelterBox learns from the retail giant experts to make every £1 count No two humanitarian disasters are the same, which means ShelterBox responses need to be flexible as well as fast. Always looking to improve value for families in need and for our donors, the charity has been working with LCP Consulting, experts in how to sharpen our supply chain. Thursday 05 November 2015 UK News Refugee crisis in Europe – pressure grows on PM to intervene as the suffering on Lesbos makes headlines again The Greek island of Lesbos has become a focus on the refugee trail again, as wet weather, illness and lack of shelter make conditions miserable for families arriving from Turkey. UK-based ShelterBox is considering a return to Lesbos, but is finding barriers to helping its refugees. Monday 02 November 2015 UK News Undercover in Syria. As the Vienna talks begin today, ShelterBox and its partners reach out to displaced families Of all the families on the refugee trail these are the hardest to reach, and the hardest to help - Syria’s internally displaced, people caught in the crossfire within their own country. But aid is getting through, as ShelterBox and its partners deliver with determination. Friday 30 October 2015 UK News ShelterBox on standby as a massive earthquake rocks Afghanistan and Pakistan, killing hundreds UK based disaster relief agency ShelterBox is monitoring the unfolding situation in north-eastern Afghanistan and Pakistan Monday 26 October 2015 UK News ShelterBox monitors as Mexico braces itself for the arrival of ‘potentially catastrophic’ Hurricane Patricia UK disaster relief agency ShelterBox is monitoring the course of Hurricane Patricia, expected to make landfall later today - evacuations and port closures are in progress along Mexico’s Pacific coast. The US National Hurricane Centre has described the category five storm as ‘potentially catastrophic’. Friday 23 October 2015 UK News ‘Mr ShelterBox’ Ian Brooke stands down after 15 years with the Rotary Club of Melcombe Regis A familiar character in the Weymouth area, local Rotarian Ian Brooke is standing down after 15 years of ‘infectious enthusiasm’ promoting ShelterBox Friday 23 October 2015 UK News 7 year old Courtney raises £600 for ShelterBox in memory of her aunt, the late Sharon Bridgman The charitable life and untimely death of round-the-world cyclist Sharon Bridgman is being honoured in many ways. Her husband Tim is cycling to Alaska to complete the journey they started, and niece Courtney Miller set her own cycling challenge in memory of her aunt. Tuesday 20 October 2015 UK News UK charity ShelterBox monitors Typhoon Koppu in the Philippines, with aid and teams ready to help displaced families if needed Disaster relief shelter experts ShelterBox are standing by to help the islanders of Luzon in the Philippines, as 124mph winds and coastal surges have displaced an estimated 15,000 people on the country’s main island Sunday 18 October 2015 UK News ShelterBox meets the tradesmen and shopkeepers of Iraq's refugee camps - ‘I work because I don’t want to just sit in my tent and do nothing. This is who I am, this is what I do.’ As the months drift into years a refugee camp becomes more than just a refugee camp. It becomes its own township, its own community, its own trading centre. In a unique and moving insight, ShelterBox talks to four people making the best of life as long term refugees Monday 12 October 2015 UK News Capturing the aftershock - SW photographer portrays earthquake-damaged Nepal in a special exhibition Award-winning local photojournalist Emily Whitfield-Wicks is a good friend to ShelterBox. While on deployment with their response teams in Nepal after the quakes, Emily focused on the personal tragedies and tenacity of mountain families – now her photos are the subject of a Sterts Arts Centre exhibition Saturday 10 October 2015 UK News ShelterBox goes to the movies for new Bond film’s Royal premiere Cornwall’s ShelterBox is honoured to have been chosen as one of three charities to receive funds from this year’s Royal Film Performance at London’s Royal Albert Hall on 26 October Monday 05 October 2015 UK News ShelterBox returns to the roots of the refugee trail with a deployment to Iraq Kurdistan on Syrian border This week sees UK disaster relief charity ShelterBox back in the Syrian border territories of Iraq Kurdistan, where it helped establish refugee camps up to three years ago. Team leader Sam Hewett and colleague Jack Bailey have only recently returned from providing respite shelter on the Greek islands. Wednesday 30 September 2015 UK News ShelterBox has team and aid standing by to respond to Chilean earthquake UK disaster relief charity ShelterBox is geared up to respond to a powerful earthquake in Chile, South America, where five people are already known to have died and an estimated one million people have been evacuated Thursday 17 September 2015 UK News ShelterBox CEO signs letter to Prime Minister calling for UK to ‘take in its fair share of refugees’ On the day that European interior ministers hold an emergency meeting on the refugee crisis, Chief executive of Cornwall-based ShelterBox, Alison Wallace, has joined hundreds of international humanitarian organisations by signing an open letter to David Cameron Monday 14 September 2015 UK News '12,000 people with 12,000 individual stories' - ShelterBox team reflects on the ‘tolerance and patience’ of refugees, but fears there is no plan for winter ‘A sense of crisis overcome’ for ShelterBox’s team as they head home from a turbulent Greek island that is just a little calmer, for now. But, for the thousands of families without homes, what lies ahead is a continuing march across Europe into the colder months. Saturday 12 September 2015 UK News Children of the long march – ‘Every day we move to a new place, meet new people. They are learning bad habits. Their days have no structure.’ For aid workers this is a different type of beneficiary. Transient. No sooner have you met their immediate needs, met their families, maybe had a brief conversation. Then they are gone, on to the next stage of their journey. What is the effect of this long journey on refugee children? Thursday 10 September 2015 UK News Lesbos island ‘on the verge of an explosion’ – ShelterBox work disrupted by unrest, as extra staff and ships arrive to tackle refugee registration backlog As the Greek government and the UN bring in staff and ships to deal with around 25,000 refugees stranded on the island of Lesbos, ShelterBox considers its position amid tensions that Greece’s Immigration Ministry has described as ‘on the verge of an explosion’ Tuesday 08 September 2015 UK News 'The current situation is unsustainable'. Tensions, temperatures, and numbers rise on Greek island. UK's ShelterBox is working on both the course, and the source, of the refugee trail Cornwall’s ShelterBox, active for years across Syria and the Middle East, and now helping to improve conditions in Greek transit camps, has witnessed increasing tensions on the island of Lesbos. It agrees that, to prevent further deaths and misery, a two-speed solution is needed. Monday 07 September 2015 UK News ShelterBox CEO – Why we are helping the migrants In a week that has brought home the horrors of people-trafficking and the dangers for populations on the move, UK disaster relief charity ShelterBox explains why it is reaching out to provide respite as well as rescue Tuesday 01 September 2015 UK News Seeking shade and sanctuary in Kara Tepe camp on Lesbos – ShelterBox kit originating in Syria arrives on the Greek Islands in the hands of new arrivals As ShelterBox starts putting up large UN style tents in a camp on Lesbos there is a rush for the shade they provide. Also a surprise for our team as well-travelled ShelterBox kit appears, probably having originated in Syria Monday 31 August 2015 UK News Crisis worsening on Greek island – over 3,000 people in a centre built for 400, and inadequate sanitation, says ShelterBox team A second team from UK charity ShelterBox has arrived on the Greek island of Lesbos amid a growing crisis that is now seeing an estimated 1,800 people crossing from the Turkish mainland each day. Sam Hewett & Jennifer Butte-Dahl are shocked by what they have seen. Tuesday 25 August 2015 UK News Greece migrant crisis – ‘people are visibly shocked by the situation in which they find themselves.’ UK’s ShelterBox providing tents for camps on Lesbos As Greece buckles under its own economic pressures, it is also under stress from a growing external pressure. Every day boatloads of migrants and refugees fleeing conflict in Syria and Afghanistan arrive from Turkey on islands such as Lesbos. ShelterBox is sending tents to help in overwhelmed transit camps. Wednesday 19 August 2015 UK News WORLD HUMANITARIAN DAY, 19 AUG 2015 Without homes, without hope – ShelterBox responds to the human tragedy of the ‘internally displaced’, for whom no-one takes responsibility If you are a refugee who has crossed a border to seek safety, international law offers you some protection. But if you are displaced within your own country, you are often beyond help. On World Humanitarian Day disaster relief charity ShelterBox considers the plight of the world’s ‘IDPs’ Tuesday 18 August 2015 UK News Turning up the heat on the greenhouse effect President Obama has drawn a line in the sand. By 2030 he wants US power companies to cut CO2 emissions by almost a third. Disaster relief charity ShelterBox, so often called to droughts, storms, famines and floods worldwide, applauds new climate change aims. Sunday 16 August 2015 UK News HRH The Duchess of Cornwall renews patronage of disaster relief charity ShelterBox As Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall continued their annual visit to the county last week, news arrived from Clarence House that Royal patronage of ShelterBox has been renewed for the next five years. Tuesday 28 July 2015 UK News Jon Snow from Channel 4 News spends time with ShelterBox at WOMAD Festival ShelterBox is used to being on the news, but yesterday the news was on ShelterBox. TV’s Jon Snow, one of the UK’s most respected news broadcasters, called by for a chat with our team at the WOMAD Festival in Wiltshire Monday 27 July 2015 UK News Hiking, cycling and canoeing - a few places remain for ShelterBox’s Wild West Challenge The race itself isn’t on until 12 September, but the race for places has already begun in the South West’s newest endurance challenge across Dartmoor National Park and the River Exe Friday 24 July 2015 UK News Glittering event and art auction in Italy raises £2,400 for ShelterBox Chief Executive Alison Wallace was the guest of Giorgio Vannucci, President of ShelterBox Italia, for a special fundraising event in Milan last week Friday 24 July 2015 UK News Glamorous campers use ShelterBox tents at WOMAD Festival It’s not often you see forty ShelterBox tents put up alongside an English stately home, but this camp is a charity fundraiser being offered to WOMAD’s festival-goers Wednesday 22 July 2015 UK News Royal visit for ShelterBox HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, President of Cornwall-based disaster relief charity ShelterBox, today met Chief Executive Alison Wallace, members of her team, and response volunteers, as part of a Royal visit to Padstow with HRH Prince Charles, Duke of Cornwall. Monday 20 July 2015 UK News HRH The Duchess of Cornwall to receive a briefing on ShelterBox in Nepal As part of a Royal visit to Padstow on Monday, HRH The Duchess of Cornwall will meet ShelterBox response team volunteers who have recently returned from earthquake-stricken Nepal Friday 17 July 2015 UK News Next stop Tokyo - London Routemaster bus will head for Japan to raise money for ShelterBox As bus journeys go this will be quite an epic. In 2017 a heritage Routemaster red bus will start an 11,000 mile route in London, crossing 23 countries in three months, changing continents at Istanbul, and terminating in Tokyo. And every turn of the wheels will be clocking up funding for ShelterBox. Tuesday 14 July 2015 UK News Swiss 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 Tuesday 07 July 2015 UK News Truckloads 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 2015 UK News Powerful 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 Thursday 02 July 2015 UK News Bringing 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 Friday 26 June 2015 UK News Sniffer 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 Wednesday 24 June 2015 UK News Devon 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. Friday 19 June 2015 UK News Everest 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 Monday 15 June 2015 UK News ShelterBox 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. Saturday 06 June 2015 UK News One 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. Friday 05 June 2015 UK News SchoolBoxes 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. Thursday 04 June 2015 UK News ShelterBox has helped in the making of a Hollywood blockbuster – in cinemas as its response teams face the reality of Nepal  Next week the release of a $100 million Hollywood 3D movie about a devastating earthquake on the west coast of the USA comes as Nepal still reels from massive seismic shocks. And disaster relief charity ShelterBox has a connection with both. Sunday 24 May 2015 UK News ‘More often than not I have been awoken by villagers running out and screaming rather than by the tremor itself’ – An eyewitness account of what it feels like when you can’t trust the ground you stand on ShelterBox volunteer Becky Maynard flew to Nepal within days of the first quake on 25 April. Now, almost a month later, she is still disquieted by life in a country that dares not sleep, where every moment you may have to run from falling masonry. Sunday 24 May 2015 UK News Poingnancy and perseverance – every villager in the mountain community of Pipildanda now has ShelterBox aid Every Nepali mountain village that ShelterBox reaches brings its own challenges, and its own heartbreaking stories. One of our response volunteers meets Rom, who tells of the aftermath of the first earthquake. Friday 22 May 2015 UK News A Royal encounter for ShelterBox in New Zealand ShelterBox’s Jimmy Griffith was invited to Aukland’s Government House last week to meet Prince Harry on his Royal tour of New Zealand. Jimmy was among local representatives of emergency service and disaster relief organisations. Thursday 21 May 2015 UK News Double jeopardy in Chile, as ShelterBox responds to flooding and an erupting volcano ShelterBox aid and a response team will arrive shortly in South America, as families are left without homes and shelter after two unpredictable forces of nature hit Chile. Thursday 21 May 2015 UK News TV’s Joanna Lumley praises ShelterBox’s ‘invaluable’ relief work in Nepal Disaster relief charity ShelterBox has just been given an absolutely fabulous endorsement by actor, comedienne and national treasure Joanna Lumley OBE. In a personal letter she says ‘Thank you with all my heart for what you are doing in Nepal.’ Wednesday 20 May 2015 UK News Friends in high places - Gurkhas help ShelterBox with aid distribution in Nepal As ShelterBox response teams face formidable climbs to take aid to Nepal’s remotest quake-damaged communities, an offer of assistance came from a very experienced and famous military organisation Wednesday 20 May 2015 UK News Over £400,000 outpouring of Rotary generosity in response to Nepal earthquakes ShelterBox, Rotary International’s official Project Partner, has received £419,536 from Rotary Clubs across the UK since Nepal was struck by a massive earthquake almost three weeks ago. Now, as the Himalayan country counts the cost of a second quake, the donations continue to come in. Tuesday 19 May 2015 UK News ShelterBox response volunteer to meet Prince Harry in New Zealand ShelterBox’s Jimmy Griffith has been invited to Aukland’s Government House tomorrow to meet Prince Harry on his Royal tour of New Zealand. Jimmy will be among local representatives of emergency service and disaster relief organisations. Thursday 14 May 2015 UK News ShelterBox volunteer captures earthquake and aftermath on video ShelterBox response team volunteer Liam Arthur was in the wrong place at the right time today, filming in the township of Chautara when the 7.4 magnitude earthquake struck. Tuesday 12 May 2015 UK News