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Shelterbox head to Italy after deadly earthquake

Severe earthquake hits Italy Credit: Reuters

Cornish Charity Shelterbox say they are preparing to travel to Italy after parts of the country was devastated by a 6.2 magnitude earthquake.

Dozens are feared dead after the quake stuck in the early hours of the morning near the city of Perugia.

Shelterbox provides emergency shelter and tools for families affected by disasters across the world.

Italy earthquake: latest on the desperate hunt for survivors.


Prince Harry gets advice from Cornish aid charity

Prince Harry was welcomed with a wealth of colour on his visit to Okhari in the Himalayas today Credit: Paul Edwards/PA Wire

A Cornwall based charity has been advising Prince Harry on an official visit to Nepal.

Disaster relief organisation Shelterbox was asked to help plan the Royal Tour. Its teams provided aid in many parts of the country following earthquakes in 2015.

Prince Harry plays volleyball in Okhari on day four of his visit to Nepal Credit: Paul Edwards/PA Wire

ShelterBox office moves to Truro

The Cornwall based disaster relief agency ShelterBox is set to operate from two sites starting this summer. The charity will become a two-centre operation, with its packing warehouse in Helston and a new HQ in Truro.

Falcon House, new home for the charity. Credit: ShelterBox

The move will be to Falcon House, on the corner of Charles Street and Calenick Street. But it may not be until June before the new building is ready to receive staff.

The aim is to transfer everyone except those who manage the Helston warehouse.

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