Explorers Club Supports ShelterBox
Some of the world’s leading adventurers and explorers have chosen to support Cornish charity ShelterBox as their chosen charity for forthcoming expeditions and promotional events.
Several of the adventurers who are members of the exclusive G.H. Mumm Champagne’s ‘Extraordinary Club for Exceptional People’ visited the charity’s headquarters in Helston at the end of September 2011 for a full day’s induction into the work the charity does and to see how ShelterBox Response Teams (SRT) are trained.
Earlier this year, the Club members voted that this year’s chosen Club charity should be ShelterBox. The charity was chosen in recognition of the incredible work they do to provide emergency shelter and lifesaving supplies for families around the world who are affected by disasters.
The aim of thier visit to Cornwall was to induct the Club members into the charity so they can spread word to their fans, followers and networks. The visit included a tour of headquarters, a fire training drill and a champagne dinner.
The Cordon Rouge Club comprises an illustrious list of 25 explorers and adventurers, all of whom are now familiar with the work of ShelterBox. On this specific visit however six of the members (pictured above) were able to find time in their busy adventurous schedules to come and learn about the charity, attendees included:
Mr David-Hempleman-Adams – the new Chairman of the Club, hot air balloonist and polar adventurer
Ms Dee Caffari – Round-the-world Yachtswoman
Ms Polly Murray – Adventurer and children’s TV presenter
Mr Ed Stafford – Adventurer who walked the Amazon
Mr Neil Laughton – Everest Mountaineer and Pilot of the world’s first flying car
Mr Rune Gjeldnes – Polar Adventurer
David Hempleman-Adams, Chairman of the Cordon Rouge Club, said: “Having experienced firsthand the expert training that the Shelterbox volunteers undergo, I have been hugely impressed by their dedication and commitment. The Shelterbox concept is wonderfully simple, direct to the people who need it. Hopefully with increased awareness and funding they can continue to grow the hard work they do.”
Tom Henderson OBE, Founder and CEO of ShelterBox, commented: “We are honoured to welcome this inspirational group of adventurers to come to ShelterBox to learn about our work. As we are now firmly established at the forefront of disaster relief and our work constantly earns the respect of outside agencies, it is essential that news of our work continues to spread around the world so we can increase our funding and help more people around the world who are displaced by disasters.”