Shelterbox is a disaster relief charity based in Cornwall. It responds to earthquake, volcano, flood, hurricane, cyclone, tsunami or conflict by delivering boxes of aid.

Each box supplies an extended family with a tent and lifesaving equipment to use while they are displaced or homeless. The contents are tailored depending on the nature and location of the disaster, with great care taken sourcing every item to ensure it is robust enough to be of lasting value.

Highly trained ShelterBox Response Teams distribute boxes on the ground, working closely with local organisations, international aid agencies and Rotary clubs worldwide.

Since its inception in 2000, ShelterBox has firmly established itself at the forefront of international disaster relief, providing emergency shelter for the people who need it most on every continent.

They really are a superb charity. I particularly like the fact that each box has a unique number and can be tracked all the way to its recipient country via their website. Unlike some charitable organisations I feel reassured that a very high percentage of the donations I  raise will actually go to those in need.

For much more information about the tremendous work they do have a look at their website