Shine for Shelterbox
21 Nov 2018 to 21 Dec 2018
Watergate Bay Hotel
Watergate Bay Hotel
Cornish based ShelterBox is a disaster relief charity that provides vital emergency shelter and other essential items to families made homeless by natural disaster and conflict. Inspired by the charity’s solar lights that chase away the dark when the power goes down, Shine for ShelterBox, asks people to host candle-lit get togethers to raise money for those who have lost everything. The campaign runs from the 21st November until the 21st December.
Celeb chef Jack Stein will Shine for ShelterBox this winter - and he wants you to do the same! Jack is encouraging food lovers and party people to do what they do best, whilst also raising money for families around the world caught-up in disaster. Jack says: “Shine for ShelterBox is a wonderful campaign. My cookery is inspired by people and places around the globe and my latest book, World on A Plate, features recipes from Thailand and Bali, as well as Central and South America – all places where ShelterBox has helped families get back on their feet after disaster. I’m hosting my Shine event in November and hope you will do the same!”
Need some cooking inspiration from around the world? The charity’s website has loads of great recipes by chefs like Anna Jones, Levi Roots, Thomasina Miers and Frances Quinn, all inspired by places ShelterBox has worked in including India, Mexico and the Caribbean. You can also find traditional recipes from families the charity has helped.
Here in Cornwall, The Beach Hut on Watergate Bay is hosting a candlelit Shine for ShelterBox dinner party to raise money for families around the world caught-up in disaster on Wednesday 14th November.For every ticket sold The Beach Hut will donate £5 of the ticket price (£35) to ShelterBox and match fund a further £5.
The evening will be inspired by dishes from the Middle East reflecting a couple of ShelterBox's longstanding projects in Syria and Iraq. Starting with a meze of flatbreads, chicken kofta and grilled squid to start, the main course will include lamb shoulder with apricot and pinenuts and pomegranate tabbouleh, with lemon and orange blossom cake, honey labneh and toasted pistachios for dessert. A vegetarian option is available on request.
Tickets can be purchase via the hotel’s website www.watergatebay.co.uk
It’s easy as pie (or pasta or pudding) to get the Shine for ShelterBox party started. Request a pack at ShelterBox.org/Shine, and get top tips on hosting a Shine event, including invitations, a collection box, and decorations to help make your event shine.
ShelterBox is currently helping families recover after the recent earthquakes and a tsunami in Indonesia. It also has teams helping families after super typhoon Mangkhut devastated homes in the Philippines, and in Kenya where flooding has made thousands of families homeless. They also responding in Syria, Iraq, Lake Chad Basin and Somalia.