Barbican and ShelterBox announce three-year charitable partnership

17 November 2017

London, 17 November 2017 – Barbican Insurance Group has announced that it has entered into a three-year charitable partnership with ShelterBox, an international disaster relief organization that provides emergency aid to families whose homes have been devastated by natural disaster or conflict.

Through its sponsorship, Barbican aims to support ShelterBox in its efforts to provide vital resources and emergency shelter to help families rebuild their lives in the aftermath of disaster. Aid is provided in the form of ShelterBoxes which contain everything a family need to begin the process of recovery, including family-sized tents designed to provide temporary shelter in the immediate aftermath of disruptive events; and ShelterKits which contain the essential tools to start repairing and rebuilding homes.

For a number of years, the Barbican Foundation has supported predominantly UK-focused charities including: The Cardinal Hulme Centre, The Frost Charitable Foundation (Manchester) and the UK Keratoconus Self-Help and Support Association. Through its charitable partnership with ShelterBox, Barbican aims to extend the support it provides to communities impacted by disaster around the world.

Snezhana Ilieva, marketing and communications coordinator, and chair of Barbican’s CSR Committee, said: “Shelterbox’s on-the-ground support makes a huge difference to the lives of families, often in largely uninsured areas, who have been plunged into crisis after devastating events such as Harvey, Maria and Irma. We are delighted to be able to support ShelterBox and align ourselves with a cause that is at the heart of insurance- getting people back on their feet in times of trouble”

Clio Gressani, Corporate Business Development manager at ShelterBox, added: “Right now, around 85 million people around the world have been made homeless by natural disaster and conflict. We're working to change this. Our highly trained ShelterBox response teams go the extra mile to find the people left most vulnerable after a disaster, and make sure that no one gets forgotten or left behind. Through the support of companies such as Barbican we can be there to help families thrown into extraordinary circumstances rebuild their homes and transform their lives.”

To learn more about the work carried out by ShelterBox, go to: www.shelterbox.org 

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