Statement from Shelterbox

Cornish aid charity Shelterbox, has issued this statement in response to concerns about some of its partners withdrawing their support

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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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Shelterbox founder to sue charity

Shelterbox Chief Exec to sue the charity after dismissal Credit: ITV Westcountry

ITV West Country has learned that the founder of Shelterbox is suing the Cornish charity.

Tom Henderson was sacked from his post as chief executive earlier this year. He is taking his case to an industrial tribunal claiming he was wrongly and unfairly dismissed.

Mr Henderson is still waiting for the result of an internal investigation by the charity after he appealed against his sacking.

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ShelterBox centres threaten to withhold donations

21 centres around the world are threatening to withhold donations. Credit: ITV Westcountry

ShelterBox centres are threatening to withhold their donations over the sacking of the charity's founder Tom Henderson.

21 centres around the world may take the action. The Cornish charity is yet to confirm why Mr Henderson was sacked.

Donations make up 60% of the charity's funding.

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