ShelterBox Disaster Relief Centre: A family attraction with a difference

ShelterBox Disaster Relief Centre

Looking for something different to do on a rainy day in Cornwall? Why not make tracks for the new ShelterBox Disaster Relief Centre at their Truro HQ?

Experience live weather maps and global operations updates to find out more about how this unique Cornish charity stays ahead of the storm and responds to natural disasters and conflict across the world.

The exhibit has a series of video and touch screen interactives so you can hear the inspirational stories of survivors and those who trek for miles to reach remote communities. Step inside the family sized tents and shelters and hear inspiring stories of how ShelterBox helps survivors of worldwide conflict and natural disasters.

Choose your own, Disaster Challenge to follow the trail of real deploymentsand find answers on a giant globe to what happened when and how aid was delivered.  As a pacesetting disaster aid charity, ShelterBox source the latest equipment and the fastest delivery methods to send shelter to families when they need it most.

Pack one of their iconic green boxes and find out more about the equipment they use and meet the Response Team members, and volunteers who make it all happen.

Discover how you can play a part in helping people across the globe to rebuild their lives. Ditch the beach and bring the family to Truro town centre to experience a brand new, interactive experience. The ShelterBox Disaster Relief Centre is open Mon – Sat 10 – 4pm and is suitable for all ages.

Entry is free but they hope you will be inspired to join the campaign of no family without shelter and help ShelterBox reach the goal to help 1 million families across the globe every year by 2025.

They have a small café selling hot and cold drinks, cakes and a gift shop.

Find out more here www.visitshelterbox.org