20 miles for 20 years of ShelterBox

Run, swim, walk or cycle to raise money for families after disaster

We're still celebrating, will you join us?

2020 marked our 20th anniversary year and many of you supported us by taking on the 20 miles for 20 years of ShelterBox challenge, we can’t thank you enough for your support.

But we want to celebrate a little bit more. 2020 flew by, many of us felt time was robbed, celebrations were dampened with cancelled birthday plans. We too felt this and wanted to take some time back. So as a final celebration push, we’re extending our birthday celebrations into January (yes, you can do this too).

This January join us and take on 20 miles for 20 years of ShelterBox. Your challenge, your way, your pace. Whether it’s laps of the garden or miles on the road, every penny you raise will help us reach more families after disaster.

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Need some inspiration?

Read on to see what these incredible 20 for 20 supporters got up to…

The Rotary Club of Helston-Lizard cycle

In our anniversary year, we have been inspired yet again by our founding club, Helston-Lizard Rotary, who took on 20-miles with a sponsored cycle.

Colin Benney PHF, Past President of The Rotary Club of Helston-Lizard, said:

“I thought the club needed to do something to celebrate the 20th Anniversary and came up with idea of a 20-mile cycle ride from Helston to The lizard and back.

“One mile for each year of operations. I am pleased to say I have received great support. All riders are looking forward to it and we just hope the weather will be kind.”

Follow in their tyre tracks and organise your own 20 for 20 challenge to raise vital funds for ShelterBox.

Emily and Camilla

two women hiking

Emily and Camilla completed the 20 for 20 challenge, running 20 miles in the rain to celebrate our 20th birthday! They set out to raise £50, but have smashed their target with a total of £430.

Camilla said, “We needed to take it in turns to wear the ShelterBox – we got some curious looks and great comments from passers-by!

“I couldn’t have carried it full of kit on my own…it gave me even more respect and admiration for those who have carried it full of emergency aid, especially into remote areas and up mountains as happened in 2015 after the Nepal earthquake.

“I will definitely do another run for ShelterBox with a ShelterBox on my back – just perhaps not up such a big hill next time!”


A man sat down with a shelterbox on his shoulders

Meet Will. In September he took on the 20 for 20 challenge and hiked 20 miles around the Isles of Scilly, all whilst carrying a ShelterBox on his back.

His day job involved making earthquake detection equipment which focuses on early warning systems to prevent loss of life.

Thank you, Will!

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If you’re planning to take on the challenge get in touch via the contact form below, so that we can support you and on completion celebrate with you too!

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