This November is all about getting together with friends to enjoy candlelit feasts, according to UK disaster relief charity, ShelterBox. The charity – which currently has a team on the ground helping those made homeless by Hurricane Irma and Maria, as well as those displaced by the Rohingya Crisis – is launching its Shine for ShelterBox winter campaign on Monday 6 November 2017.
It is calling on people to host candlelit fundraising suppers at home, or attend one of the special Shine for ShelterBox events happening across the county, to raise urgently needed money for families made homeless by conflict and natural disaster. To find out more about getting involved in the campaign and to request a supporters pack visit www.shelterbox.org/shine.
Celebrity chef Rick Stein is supporting the campaign. He said: "Shine for ShelterBox! Get your loved ones together to cook up a feast and help bring light and warmth to families this winter. It’s such an excellent way to make a difference.”
If you can’t host a supper at home then head to one of the restaurants across the UK that are supporting the campaign by running pop-up events.
Enjoy a host of different candlelit events, including a collaboration between Dan Doherty, Rovinder Bhogal and Tom Oldroyd at London’s award-winning Magpie, a slap-up dinner at Freddy Bird’s new Lido restaurant in Reading, a wood-fired feast in Cornwall, a gastro burger extravaganza at Mac and Wild in London, and a city-wide packed month of events and supper clubs organised by Polygon Pop-up in Brighton.
For a full list of all events visit shelterbox.org/shine-for-shelterbox-events-2017
ShelterBox is an international aid charity that hand delivers emergency aid to families devastated by conflict or natural disaster, to provide them with shelter and tools to rebuild their lives. Inspired by the charity’s LuminAID solar lights that are included in the ShelterBoxes, the Shine for ShelterBox campaign raises money to bring light and shelter to those who have lost everything.
Lucy Holden from ShelterBox, explains: “When disasters strike and power lines go down, families are left vulnerable.
"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. You can’t underplay the importance of light in these situations.
"A simple solar lamp can make a huge difference in far reaching ways, including helping to reduce the threat of gender violence in camps and allowing children to play in safety - not to mention making it easier to cook and share a meal together.
“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 money for those made homeless by conflict and natural disaster. Shine for ShelterBox means more light for families, providing a bit of safety, hope and comfort when they need it most.”
To find out more about getting involved in the campaign and to request a supporters pack visit www.shelterbox.org/shine.