ShelterBox calling for aid from chefs and restaurants

20 June 2017 by
ShelterBox calling for aid from chefs and restaurants

Disaster relief charity ShelterBox is urging chefs, restaurants and individuals around the UK to host a candlelit fundraising feast on 6 November 2017.

Last year Shine for ShelterBox raised over £36,000 from 25 chefs, restaurants and venues across the UK, helping more than 5,000 homeless families around the world.

Supporters included chefs Rick Stein, Oliver Rowe, Olia Hercules, Dan Doherty and Signe Johansen. Doherty and Johansen created recipes for the Shine for ShelterBox campaign.

Top venues including Carousel London, the Candlelight Club in London and St Michael's Mount in Cornwall also took part.

Rowe said: "I was so pleased to be able to support Shine For ShelterBox last November. We cooked up a Haitian-inspired feast to mark the charity's recent deployment following Hurricane Matthew. It was a great night and had a ball being involved! Getting together with friends and family and feasting by candlelight is a fabulous way to raise funds and brighten lives of those affected by disasters around the world. It's great to hear this brilliant campaign will take place again this year."

This year, Shine for ShelterBox hopes to gain support from more high-profile chefs and venues. It will also be hosting a variety of events in unusual locations; these are yet to be announced.

The charity will also be launching Shine for ShelterBox Challenge for bloggers, chefs and celebrities that will see them create a meal for friends from the contents of a special ‘Shine' box.

To find out more about getting involved and to request a supporters pack visit www.shelterbox.org/shine.

ShelterBox is an international aid charity that hand delivers emergency aid to families devastated by conflict or natural disaster, to give them shelter and tools to rebuild their lives.

Lucy Holden from ShelterBox, said: "When disasters strike and power lines go down, families are left vulnerable, wrenched away from comfort and light. That's why, alongside our shelter aid, we provide lights that dispel the dark and help families in desperate circumstances feel a little bit safer. Shine for ShelterBox means more light for families, providing a bit of safety, hope and comfort when they need it most.

"Light is at the centre of our winter campaign. We want people to get together and have loads of candlelit, feasting fun, whilst also raising loads of money for those made homeless by conflict and natural disaster."

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