Celeb chef Jack Stein will “Shine for ShelterBox” this winter – and he wants you to do the same! Jack is encouraging food lovers and party people to do what they do best, whilst also raising money for families around the world caught-up in disaster.
ShelterBox is a disaster relief charity that provides vital emergency shelter and other essential items to families made homeless by natural disaster and conflict. Inspired by the charity’s solar lights that chase away the dark when the power goes down, Shine for ShelterBox, asks people to host candle-lit get togethers to raise money for those who have lost everything. The campaign runs from 21 November until 21 December.
Jack says: “Shine for ShelterBox is a wonderful campaign. My cookery is inspired by people and places around the globe and my latest book, World on A Plate, features recipes from Thailand and Bali, as well as Central and South America – all places where ShelterBox has helped families get back on their feet after disasters. Am hosting my “Shine” event in November and hope you will do the same!”
Need some cooking inspiration from around the world? The charity’s website has loads of great recipes by chefs like Anna Jones, Levi Roots, Thomasina Miers and Frances Quinn, all inspired by places ShelterBox has worked in including India, Mexico and the Caribbean. You can also find traditional recipes from families the charity has helped.
Robyn Cummins, ShelterBox Director of Fundraising & Communications said: “Whether it’s curry for your colleagues or fajitas for your friends, you’ll be bringing light to families around the world in their darkest hour. So, grab your apron, round up your friends, family and workmates and have fun, whilst also providing hope and comfort to families when they need it most.”
It’s easy as pie (or pasta or pudding) to get the Shine for ShelterBox party started. Request a pack at ShelterBox.org/Shine, and get top tips on hosting a Shine event, including invitations, a collection box, and decorations to help make your event shine.
ShelterBox is currently helping families recover after the recent earthquakes and a tsunami in Indonesia. It also has teams helping families after super typhoon Mangkhut devastated homes in the Philippines, and in Kenya where flooding has made thousands of families homeless. They also responding in Syria, Iraq, Lake Chad Basin and Somalia.
Shine for ShelterBox Packs can be downloaded from www.shelterbox.org/shine
For further information please contact Sarah Wallace, firstname.lastname@example.org or 07870210025
ShelterBox is a disaster relief specialist, providing emergency shelter for vulnerable families who have lost everything during natural disasters and conflicts. Among the specially-sourced aid items are tents and tarpaulins to provide privacy and protection from the elements, solar lights to chase away the dark, water filters and storage to help prevent disease, and blankets and cooking sets to keep families warm and able to cook food.
Grown from a Rotary millennium project in Truro, Cornwall, today ShelterBox helps many thousands of families around with world every year, and has 17 affiliates world-wide. The charity still relies on the generosity of supporters to fund its vital work. It is the official project partner of Rotary International in disaster relief. To learn more, get involved, or to make a donation visit www.shelterbox.org