30 April 2015

Newcross donates £10K to ShelterBox after devastating earthquake in Nepal

We have donated £10,000 to ShelterBox, to help people left homeless following the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake, which hit Nepal on Saturday 25th April and are calling on you to help us raise even more money. 

The growing death toll from the recent earthquake now stands at over 5000, with an estimated 8 million people affected throughout Nepal, parts of China and India.  The destruction of houses during the quake and subsequent aftershocks have left hundreds of thousands of people with no choice but to sleep outdoors, with the start of the annual monsoon season bringing thunderstorms, melting mountain snows, landslides and flash flooding. 

Above: A life saving ShelterBox

As a team we have a long history of supporting the vital work undertaken by ShelterBox, previously raising over £20,000 to help victims in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines and the Pakistan floods, and hope that we will be able to raise even more money to further aid the recovery in Nepal. 

ShelterBox provide life-saving  relief to those in need including emergency shelter in the form of a high quality disaster relief tents, warm blankets, ground sheets, tools, water purification kits, cooking and eating utensils and activity packs for children. Each box costs £590, which means the Newcross team have been able to support 15 families with immediate aid.

Stephen Pattrick, CEO of Newcross Healthcare says “Our donation to ShelterBox is a gift from every one of us at Newcross Healthcare, to support the vital work that the charity undertakes and comes directly from the hard work, commitment and devotion of our employees.  I am proud of the team for both their generosity and continued dedication to help those in difficulty.”

Alison Wallace, CEO of ShelterBox, says ‘Newcross Healthcare has been extraordinarily generous before, so it is no surprise that they have been moved to donate again to help the people of Nepal. ShelterBox’s response has been swift, but we anticipate it will also need to be long-running. We are so grateful for Newcross Healthcare’s support.’

If you would like to help us raise more money to support the vital work of ShelterBox, you can do so through our Just Giving Page, www.justgiving.com/Newcross-Shelterbox