News – December 2009

Carol singers

Welwyn Hatfield sings up a storm  

21 December 2009

Carol singers from Welwyn Hatfield got into the festive spirit last night and raised a fantastic £240 to help Shelter’s work with homeless and badly housed families in Hertfordshire this Christmas.

Rag committee

Students on tour for Shelter 

21 December 2009

Cambridge Students' RAG appeal embarked on a cross country tour to raise money for Shelter in early December.

Rage Against the Machine

RATM campaign success!  

21 December 2009

After a huge grassroots social networking campaign, Rage Against the Machine has reached number one for Christmas - raising over £80,000 for Shelter in the process. Congratulations and a massive thank you to everyone involved!

'Tis the season for Christmas jumpers 

16 December 2009

Whistles has joined forces with their creative partners to create a series of limited edition ‘Christmas jumpers’. For every jumper sold, £25 will be donated to Shelter.

Rage Against the Machine

Giving by the power of Facebook! 

17 December 2009

A grassroots social networking campaign to get Rage Against the Machine’s track ‘Killing in the Name Of’ to number one is raising tens of thousands of pounds for Shelter this Christmas.

Chris Rea

Chris supports Shelter this Christmas 

15 December 2009

Perennial festive favourite Chris Rea’s 'Driving Home For Christmas' is getting a make-over with a new video. It's available as a digital download Christmas single in aid of Shelter from today.

Family in front of their house

Co-op Insurance has Shelter covered 

14 December 2009

Is your New Year's resolution to get your home insurance sorted out? Get it out of the way in December with Co-operative Insurance, and you won't just get a great deal - you'll also be supporting Shelter, as the company will donate £10 for every policy taken out.

Grand Designs print

A sackload of Christmas gift ideas!  

14 December 2009

Avoid lastminute Christmas Eve shopping panic - buy your gifts in the comfort of your own home via our online shop!

Firm Favourites

Get cooking for Shelter!  

14 December 2009

Looking for culinary inspiration this Christmas? National law firm Shoosmiths has produced Firm Favourites, a collection of delicious recipes put together by staff, their families and friends.

Local Housing Allowance report

Local Housing Allowance 'failing' 

11 December 2009

Local Housing Allowance (LHA) is failing tenants and landlords in its current form, new research from Shelter shows today.

Alistair Darling

Pre-budget report welcomed 

09 December 2009

Shelter today welcomed the Chancellor’s pre-budget report, saying it showed the Government’s commitment to housing.

Ecards 2009

Send Shelter's Christmas e-cards! 

08 December 2009

Shelter's gorgeous range of Christmas e-cards are back for 2009. The all-new, all-animated e-cards are better than ever, and are a great way to do your bit for the environment and save on stamps at Christmas time!


Send a message from Santa 

08 December 2009

Shelter is today launching SantaCam, a fantastic new website which lets parents send their children a personalised Christmas video message from Santa.

Big Lottery Fund

Research team hits lotto jackpot 

03 December 2009

Shelter’s research team has hit the jackpot after Shelter fundraisers secured a massive £363,000 research grant from the Big Lottery Fund.

M&S sandwich

M&S Christmas food for Shelter is back! 

17 November 2009

Marks and Spencers' glorious range of 'Food to Go' in aid of Shelter has become something of a festive tradition over the last few years, so you'll be pleased to hear that it's back and it's looking tastier than ever in 2009.

Rundown flats

Over 10 years to clear lists 

01 December 2009

One in four English local authorities would take more than 10 years to house everyone on their council housing waiting list, it was revealed today.

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