Rally for ShelterBox is an event organised by RAD. The challenge is to complete a 370km (230 miles) endurance circuit of the Cornish coastline in a series of relay legs, using only man-power (jogging, swimming, cycling, walking, kayaking, gig rowing, paddle boarding and sailing) to complete the rally. It will begin on Gyllyngvase beach, Falmouth at 0900 on Saturday May 30th and will run continuously until the finish is reached in the vicinity of Falmouth Quay, Falmouth, estimated to be early evening Sunday May 31st. This year the event will be supported by Skinners Brewery and for the first time by Paddle Logger!
ShelterBox is an international disaster relief charity based in Cornwall which, specialises in emergency shelter. They instantly respond to earthquakes, volcanos, floods, hurricanes, tsunamis or conflict by delivering boxes of aid. Each box supplies a family of up to 10 people with a tent and lifesaving equipment to use while they are displaced or homeless, such as blankets, ground sheets, cooking equipment, water purification and mosquito nets. Most recently Shelterbox has been out to assist in the Nepalese area after the recent 7.9M earthquake. The cost of a box is £590, including delivery direct to those who need it. Every box bears its own unique number so our donors can track their box all the way to its recipient, via www.shelterbox.org . Highly trained ShelterBox response teams (SRTs) distribute boxes on the ground, working closely with local organisations, international aid agencies and Rotary clubs worldwide. Since 2001, ShelterBox has provided shelter, warmth and dignity to over 900,000 people.
All donations would be greatly appreciated – https://www.justgiving.com/rally4shelterbox2015/