Friday 22 January 2010

ShelterBox disaster relief

ShelterBox is a Cornwall based charity that provides essential shelter and survival supplies to victims of diasaster. They have helped survivors of the 2001 Indian earthquake, the 2004 Tsunami, 2005 Hurricane Katrina as well as countless other natural disasters and war zones.

Each ShelterBox contains a 10-man Vango tent, thermal blankets/ground sheets, water purification equipment, a basic tool kit, wood-burning or multifuel stove, cooking/storage pans/containers and tools. The kit contents are tailored to the destination.
A typical ShelterBox kit

ShelterBox are providing assistance in Haiti, ShelterBox tents are being used by hospitals in Port au Prince to provide emergency shelter for post surgery patients in Haiti’s capital. The first ShelterBoxes to arrive in the country have been immediately utilised by doctors in desperate need of equipment to help treat huge numbers of injured Haitians. The Response Team in Haiti are facing huge challenges on a daily basis. ShelterBox Response Team member Mark Pearson, who has been in Port au Prince since Thursday, said: ‘The first tents are being used by Bernard Mews hospital in Port au Prince. The tents have been immediately put into use by doctors for post surgery patients. The doctors are desperate for all our equipment. The hospital has no electricity, no food, no running water. The injured are constantly coming in with untreated injuries.'

The first ShelterBoxes arriving at Port Au Prince airport

Each ShelterBox costs £490 - this includes the box, contents, packing, storage, transport and distribution. You can donate here or by phoning 0300 0300 500

Thursday 7 January 2010

Lo 'E' Nuf club night

Happy New Year!

To kick off 2010 we thought we'd try something pretty radical - a monthly club meet!

Bearing in mind that Lo 'E' Nuf is spread across many counties/countries finding a suitable venue could have been very tricky so we plumped for the Aircooled night at the Ace Cafe - easily accessible for most of us.

The next Aircooled night / club night is Tuesday 19th January.

We'd like to see as many club logos (stickers & clothing) as possible!