ShelterBox is a Global Rotary Club Project

A Decade of Disaster Relief

On April 15, 2000, there was one man, one box and one dream to make a difference. On this day, a Rotarian by the name of Tom Henderson presented the idea of ShelterBox to a Rotary conference in Wales. The rest, as they say, is history…

On April 15, 2010, people around the world came together to mark the start of ShelterBox’s 10th Anniversary.

With the 10th Anniversary now behind us, how will you continue to make a difference? Click here for inspiring fundraising ideas or if you have an amazing fundraising story to tell let us know! Just drop an e-mail to

Rotary/Shelterbox responds rapidly to Pakistani Flood Disaster

Photograph: Old woman with small child in her arms standing in front of a Shelterbox Tent provided by Rotarians.Aid for 1,000 families in Pakistan has been delivered in the last 48 hours thanks to  ShelterBox.

Families whose homes were destroyed in the floods have now found emergency shelter beneath the canvas of ShelterBox tents after 1,000 ShelterBox tents were distributed in Kyber Pukhtunkwa (KPK) and Punjab regions of Pakistan in the past two days.

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ShelterBox aid sent to cyclone-hit Fiji Up to 200 people hit by Cyclone Tomas in Fiji have been given emergency shelter by disaster relief charity ShelterBox. The category four storm battered the Vanua Levu and Lau Group islands last month, destroying homes and crops and prompting authorities to declare a state of emergency. Click here for the full story…
Photograph: Two distressed children standing together in Fiji.
ShelterBox Reaches remote regions in Chile The ShelterBox team in Chile are working in an area roughly the size of the Netherlands to ensure ShelterBoxes reach the people in most need. They have been the first aid organisation on the scene in many areas and say the resiliance shown by the Chilean people is unbelievable. Click here for the full story…
Photograph: Old lady in Chile alongide an empty ShelterBox with ShelterBox tent in the background. Links to full story.
First Deployment – one of many challenges Jodie Hurt wanted to become a SRT to make a difference to people’s lives and help them at a time when they need it most. Her first experience of delivering emergency humanitarian aid was a physical and emotional rollercoaster. Click here to read Jodie’s heartfelt and emotional account of her first deployment…
Photograph: Jodie Hurt on her first deployment. Links to full story.
Finding a sense of community in Haiti ShelterBox International Training Academy Manager and ShelterBox Response Team (SRT) member, Ben Spurway, has recently returned from Port au Prince, Haiti where he helped deliver emergency aid to people affected by January’s devastating earthquake. One of the things struck Ben immediately was the strength of community spirit and the determination of people working together.

Click here to read Ben’s full account of his deployment to Haiti…

ShelterBox Response Team member Phil Duloy’s account on his time in Haiti. Click here to watch the latest video of ShelterBox’s work in Haiti.

Shelterbox in District 1070

Keepers of Demonstration Boxes

box_contents#2If your club requires a Shelterbox for promotion and/or demonstration please contact the appropriate area representative to make a booking;

Area A        Norrie Bell – RC Sleaford

Area B        David Knight – RC Coalville

Area C        Keith Goldsmith – RC Peterborough Ortons

Area D       Stuart Barnett – RC Market Bosworth

Area E        Peter Leverett – RC Kibworth and Fleckney

Area F        Bob Parfitt – RC Wellingborough Hatton