Shelter Box was started by Helston Rotary in Cornwall as a millennium project in 2000. It has since become a separate registered charity with responders throughout the world. Since its formation it has helped 1.2M people involved in 300 disasters in over 100 countries. It is still very much a partner with Rotary and clubs in disaster areas are frequently the local partner when aid is required.
Peter gave moving stories about particular individuals and families who had been helped. He stressed that being a relatively small charity it was able to be nimble and adapt to the challenges that were faced in each particular situation.
As well as the main Shelter Box, there is also a Rotary Action Tool Kit which contains a more basic set of equipment for use in certain situations.
Each Shelter Box costs £600 and our club continues to support the charity each year.
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This committee is concerned with the administration of the club. It incorporates: House; Registrar; Fellowship; Programme; Sport. The President Elect is usually the chairman of the committee, with other members taking a lead in each particular activity.more
Each year a new card is painted by Rotarian Randle Oliver. These are sold to friends as well as other Rotary club members to raise funds for Rotary Foundation and other charities, including our own Benevolent Fund.more
Rotary's main purpose is to encourage and nurture volunteerism locally, nationally and internationally. We have an active Membership Committee and would like to hear from anyone interested in finding out more about Rotary.more