Whitby Town ditch home kit for festive South Shields fixture to suppor…
Whitby Town will be ditching their home kit on December 27 to sustain Shelter’s #NoHomeKit campaign
Homelessness has risen dramatically over the past decade.
The pandemic has shown us the importance of having a safe home like never before – in addition more than 180,000 households have been made homeless since March 2020.
With a tough winter ahead, already more people could lose their homes.
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Shelter’s frontline sets are working harder than ever to help people find and keep a home this Christmas, but they can’t do it alone.
That is why the Seasiders have shown their sustain towards a rare campaign, that will see their all-white away kit sported on Boxing Day, instead of the all-blue home kit as is usually on show at the Towbar Express Stadium on match days.
Across the day, there will also be a bucket collection for supporters to make donations inside the ground, in addition as posters detailing other ways in which fans can show their sustain for the campaign.
We are also urging, for the first time, for supporters to back the Blues by not wearing blue, and sport their favourite Whitby Town away shirt on the terraces.
The Northern Premier League are proud to sustain this campaign and have voluntary asked all member clubs to actively sustain this.
Osama Bhutta, director of campaigns at Shelter, said: “Homelessness has risen dramatically over the last decade.
“Right now, 91 families in England are made homeless every single day – and sadly already more people could lose their homes with a challenging winter ahead of us.
“Access to a safe and obtain home method everything, it gives all of us the foundation for a better life – in addition too many people don’t have one. I’ve been a football fan my complete life, and firmly believe that football is uniquely placed to help, given the importance of ‘home’ in the game.
“Your clubs are at the heart of communities across the country and having your sustain for No Home Kit will enormously help to raise awareness of homelessness, and what we can all do to fight it.”
Whether watching from the terraces or gathered round the living room TV, football understands what home method. Home gives all fans a sense of identity, belonging and, above all, community.
You can find out more about the excellent work Shelter are doing and make a donation here (LINK: https://england.shelter.org.uk/support_us/campaigns/no_home_kit?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIpqTK2L3g9AIViZ7tCh2FuAZjEAAYASAAEgKOifD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds )
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