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Shine for ShelterBox evening

29 November 2017

We recently teamed up with 64 Degrees to host a charity dinner at Murmur as part of the ‘Shine for ShelterBox’ event series. With all the profits going to ShelterBox and additional donations from our generous customers we managed to raise a fantastic £1,925!

ShelterBox is an international disaster relief charity that provides shelter to families affected by disaster worldwide. The ‘Shine for ShelterBox’ events are being promoted by Polygon Pop-Up with a number of Brighton’s top restaurants holding charity dinner evenings across the city.

Our head chef Jamie teamed up with 64 Degrees’ sous chef Sammy Smith to put together a collaborative four course menu which was served with an aperitif. The courses included wild mushroom and squash cappellacci, crab with fennel and apple and suckling pig ‘Porchetta’ spelt risotto. An optional wine or beer flight that matched each dish was also available.

Our founder, David Toscano said: “I am extremely proud of the event we put on for Shine for ShelterBox at Murmur last week. The collaboration menu from our chef Jamie Halsall and Sammy Smith from 64 Degrees was absolutely banging with flavour, something our guests truly appreciated on the night along with the perfectly paired wine flight chosen by Frankie at 64.

“And big thanks to the team from 64 Degrees and Murmur for their help in putting the night together. ShelterBox is such a great cause, providing essential services to people worst affected by natural disasters so it’s nice to be able to help them along with their fantastic work.”

ShelterBox’s Community & Events Manager, Lucy Holden, said: “Congratulations to Cin Cin for entering into the spirit of Shine for ShelterBox and raising such an impressive amount. Isn’t it great that such joyous and sociable events can be used to support families worldwide in their darkest hours? Light is radiant, and so is compassion and generosity. You’ve shown them all, so well done to everyone who took part.”

ShelterBox is currently active in Bangladesh helping in the Rohingya camps, in the Caribbean after the massive hurricanes Irma and Maria, across Africa in Nigeria, Cameroon, Niger, Chad and Cameroon helping people on the run from conflict, in the long-term war zones in Iraq and Syria, and in Somaliland where drought and disease have taken hold. Their solar lights are becoming essential aid items as disaster and war plunge parts of the world into darkness.

To support the Shine for ShelterBox campaign visit https://www.shelterbox.org/shine.

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