Shelter's 'No Home Kit' campaign will see football clubs don their away or third kits in support of the charity, and to highlight homelessness.
We had planned to wear our third kit at Cardiff, but while we're not playing on Boxing Day, we are still supporting Shelter's #NoHomeKit campaign!
Tweet your Away Kit or Third Kit selfie for #NoHomeKitFromHome, tag your mates to get them involved and donate to Shelter here: shltr.org.uk/j2o
Homelessness has risen dramatically over the last decade. The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us all the importance of having a safe home like never before - yet more than 180,000 households have been made homeless since March 2020.
With a tough winter ahead even more people could lose their homes. Shelter’s frontline services are working harder than ever to help people find and keep a home this Christmas, but they cannot do it alone!
Whether watching from the terraces or gathered around the TV, football understands the importance of “home”. But in the space of one 90-minute game, 25 households will become homeless in England and many of them will be families with children.
Osama Bhutta, Director of Campaigns at Shelter, said: “We believe ‘home’ means everything. We want to use the positive power of football this Christmas, and our shared connection to ‘home’ to raise awareness of homelessness and what we can all do to fight it.
"We want as many teams, players and fans as possible to join #NoHomeKit and work with us to help those experiencing the harsh realities of homelessness this winter. Everyone involved in #NoHomeKit can do something special by bringing the entire football community together to fight the housing emergency.”
If you would like to learn more about the campaign, click here to watch the campaign video.
You can also visit the campaign website by clicking here
You support the campaign and donate online by clicking here, or Text ‘HOME’ to 70455 to donate £5.