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Bond film helps Cornwall charity

Cornwall’s Shelter Box is honoured to have been chosen as one of three charities to receive funds from this year’s Royal Film Performance Photo: Sony Pictures

A Cornwall charity will benefit from the world premiere of the new James Bond film Spectre.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry nominated Shelter Box to receive funds from this year’s Royal Film Performance at London’s Royal Albert Hall today (Oct 26).

The Royal Film Performance is held in aid of the Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund (CTBF), the charity for the UK film, cinema and commercial television industries, which provides support for those working behind the scenes in times of hardship.

For Shelter Box to have been put in the spotlight in this way, and given the chance to benefit from such a Royal and celebrity occasion, is a huge honour.

The world’s media will be there, and we will have the chance to tell some very famous and influential people what we do, and how we do it.

I suppose our own response volunteers could be considered international agents too, though a little less glamorous and secretive than 007. Shelter Box also responds to disaster and danger. But there the similarity ends.

We are so grateful to the Royal family and to Sony Pictures for including us in the ‘cast list’ for this event, and hope that all our donors, supporters and volunteers share our pride in Shelter Box being selected.

– Alison Wallace, ShelterBox
Cornwall’s Shelter Box will benefit from Spectre premiere Credit: Sony Pictures