Foot Anstey trainees raise the roof for ShelterBox

A group of Foot Anstey trainee solicitors braved the cold last week after camping on the roof of their firm’s Plymouth office in support of ShelterBox.

The southwest-based law firm works closely with the international disaster relief charity, which inspired staff at the firm to become more involved.

One trainee Tobias Hole said: “We’ve had an amazing response from both within the firm and externally. Our current total stands at £1,810 (including £400 raised offline) and with Gift-Aid contributions included, that will buy three ShelterBoxes to keep families secure in a disaster stricken country,”

“We’d still like to break the £2,000 mark with the donation page open for a few more weeks.  Just one more tent could house a further 10 people who really need help.”

The trainees camped for two nights in groups of six in one complete ‘ShelterBox’, which normally supplies an extended family of up to ten people with a tent and essential equipment to use while they are displaced or homeless.

One trainee tweeted from the roof top: “Thanks weather! It was a turbulent night at the roof camp, but the ShelterBox tent kept us warm and dry.”

ShelterBox UK General Manager Tim Bunting said: “The money they raise will go towards our ongoing work providing shelter, warmth and dignity to those displaced by disasters around the world.”