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A royal opening

HRH the Duchess of Cornwall birthday ShelterBox

We were delighted to welcome Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall to ShelterBox HQ in July 2017.

HRH took a saw to a ShelterBox cake to celebrate her 70th birthday, and to mark the opening of our new Disaster Relief Visitor Centre in Truro.

As part of the celebrations staff and volunteers gathered to sing happy birthday, and to present her with a cake in the shape of a green ShelterBox and contents including a teddy, a solar light, and tools that help families repair or replace homes damaged after disaster.

HRH surprised everyone by making an impromptu speech before departing. She said, ‘That’s the first time I’ve cut a cake with a saw! But it doesn’t surprise me. ShelterBox are always coming up with something new.'

I just wanted to say how wonderful all of you are who work for ShelterBox.

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