Tribunal for ex-ShelterBox boss Tom Henderson

Tom Henderson Tom Henderson founded ShelterBox in 2000

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The founder of the Cornish disaster relief charity organisation ShelterBox is taking the organisation to an employment tribunal over his dismissal.

Tom Henderson was removed as chief executive in July. He has claimed the action was wrongful and unfair.

The Employment Tribunals Service confirmed that a hearing was due to be held in Exeter, Devon, in 2013.

ShelterBox said: "The issue of legal action is a matter for Mr Henderson. We will defend any claim robustly".

Mr Henderson has been unavailable for further comment.

The charity, founded by Mr Henderson in 2000, sends boxes of aid to areas hit by natural disasters.

Each ShelterBox costs £590 and contains a 10-person tent, blankets, water purification tablets, cooking equipment, tools and a stove.

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