ShelterBox says it's moving on

After the founder of Shelterbox was controversially sacked from the Cornish charity, the new head says it's putting the past behind it

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New Shelterbox boss looking to the future

The new head of Shelterbox says it must move on after the controversial sacking of its founder Tom Henderson. Alison Wallace was appointed chief executive five months ago.

She's determined the Helston based charity puts the past behind it and cements its position in the world of aid agencies. It's now trying to raise two million pounds to help Syrian refugees.

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ShelterBox founder gives first interview since sacking

The founder of ShelterBox has spoken in public for the first time since he was controversially sacked from the Cornish charity.

Tom Henderson was accused by ShelterBox of trying to place an order with a firm which had links to his son, without telling the charity's board.

Mr Henderson told The West Country Tonight he'd done nothing illegal and the charity was looking for an excuse to get rid of him. He said the charity's board had tried to blacken his name in a campaign of character assassination.

Our Cornwall correspondent Steve Hardy reports.

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Shelterbox founder, Tom Henderson, speaks for first time after controversial sacking

Shelterbox Credit: ITV Westcountry

The founder of Shelterbox has spoken in public for the first time since he was controversially sacked from the Cornish charity.

Shelterbox said Tom Henderson had been dimissed for trying to place an order with a firm which had links to his son without telling the charioty's board.

Today [Thursday], Mr Henderson told ITV West Country he hadn't tried to set up a deal and he had done nothing illegal.

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Henderson denies ShelterBox accusations

The founder of ShelterBox has rejected claims by the charity that he posed a risk to its future.

The charity claims that it sacked Tom Henderson because he tried to set up a contract with a company run by his son to supply goods to the charity, but Tom Henderson and his son John deny the allegations.

We strenuously deny the claims made against us. We say ShelterBox has no evidence to its allegations. Tom Henderson is abroad at the moment. We will consider the allegations and and give our response in the near future.

– Tom and John Henderson
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