News – February 2010

Vertical Rush runner

Thanks to our Vertical Rushers!  

26 February 2010

More than 850 runners joined a host of celebrities yesterday to take part in Vertical Rush, a tower running event for Shelter. Many thanks to all of them!

Bob steps up to Vertical Rush  

22 February 2010

Taking time out from his busy building schedule, Bob the Builder took part in Vertical Rush on Thursday 25 February to show his support for Shelter.

House building figures down 

18 February 2010

The number of new homes built was down last year, figures released today have shown.

Cambell Robb

Repossession figures 'unacceptable' 

11 February 2010

Chief Executive of Shelter Campbell Robb (pictured) has decribed new repossession figures released today as 'completely unacceptable'.

Weekly grocery bill of £420?  

10 February 2010

The average family’s weekly grocery bill would be around £420 if the prices of food had risen in line with house prices, Shelter has revealed today.

Rage Against the Machine

RATM campaign hits 100k!  

02 February 2010

The Facebook campaign to get Rage Against the Machine to number one at Christmas, which raised tens of thousands for Shelter over the festive season, reached a grand total of £100,000 yesterday.

Elderly mother and adult daughter

Affordability crisis fractures families 

01 February 2010

New research by Shelter shows the huge impact the housing shortage is having on families across Britain, with 1.5 million adults saying they are unable to look after their elderly parents because they can’t afford to live near them.

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