The Club is proud to be supporting Shelter’s #NoHomeKit campaign on New Year’s Day by wearing our away kit for our National League North meeting with Blyth Spartans.
A well-established campaign which has been supported by clubs up and down the country at all levels, it aims to shine a light on Shelter’s fight to end homelessness and the housing emergency.
Statistics reveal that every 90 minutes around 25 households are made homeless in England, while thousands of people will have spent Christmas in hostels, on a friend’s sofa or even sleeping in freezing cars.
The #NoHomeKit drive, which has the support of the National League, encourages football clubs to wear their away kit to raise money and awareness of the issues and ensure everyone in the UK has access to a safe, secure and affordable place to call home.
Blyth backed the initiative on Boxing Day when they wore their away kit for the game against Moors and now it will be our turn in the return fixture at The Brewery Field on New Year’s Day.
“We are thrilled that the National League is officially backing our #NoHomeKit campaign,” said Osama Bhutta, Director of Campaigns at Shelter.
“We hope their support encourages even more people to come on board to help us raise awareness of homelessness this Christmas.
“We hope as many clubs, players and fans as possible continue to join the #NoHomeKit campaign so we can harness the unifying power of football and do something special to help those facing homelessness.”