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Dispel the darkness


Shine for ShelterBox and change lives around the world

When disasters strike and power lines go down, families are left vulnerable, wrenched away from comfort and light. This is why every ShelterBox we pack includes solar lights that dispel the dark and bring immediate safety to those who have lost everything.

This winter, we’re asking communities all over the country to get together to brighten lives by hosting a fundraising candlelit supper for friends and family.

Whether you love getting together with friends, already have a party planned for the festive season or fancy getting your local community together, by holding a heart warming supper you can bring light to families in their hour of darkness.

It’s simple. All you need to do is request a free fundraising kit and we’ll send it to you in the post.

The Shine for ShelterBox kit includes everything you need to add a little sparkle and stardust to the occasion, from beautiful lanterns to invitations and table settings.

As you dine, you'll be raising money to provide emergency shelter for families who have lost everything in the blink of an eye.

Our Shine for ShelterBox supper was a great reason for us to decorate the house with candles, to have a lovely evening with friends and to fundraise at the same time.

Carol Kimberly raised more than £220 at her candlelit event

Why Shine?


Current partnership deployment to shelter families displaced by flooding and landslides in Sri Lanka, here at Hathgampala camp

You'll help people like William and Annie

When monsoon rains brought waist-high floodwaters to William and Annie’s village, their whole house was destroyed. Their crops were washed away and all of their belongings were lost - even their livestock.

They were also left without light. In Malawi, where William and Annie live with their five children, the sun sets quickly and the nights are completely dark. At night, deadly black mambas and other poisonous snakes come out, making even short trips to the latrine a dangerous prospect.

This is why we pack a solar light in every ShelterBox. These clever lights are waterproof, inflatable and can last up to 16 hours on just one charge. For families like William and Annie’s, solar lights are much more than a convenience - they mean safety and security.

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