This Boxing Day Blyth Spartans will be supporting Shelter’s #NoHomeKit campaign, and wearing our away kit in our match against Spennymoor Town at Croft Park.
Shelter are asking clubs and fans to ‘ditch their home shirt’ for their games on Boxing Day to raise awareness of the fight to end homelessness and the housing emergency.
Homelessness, and the housing crisis in general, is reaching a critical point with 180,000 households having been made homeless since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.
The National League believes football can be a powerful ally in the fight to end the housing emergency and is actively encouraging as many clubs as possible to get involved with #NoHomeKit campaign.
Our clubs’ unique connection to their communities across the county will help Shelter’s goals as an organisation and the idea of ‘home’ on which their campaign is based.
Osama Bhutta, director of campaigns at Shelter said: “We’re thrilled that the National League is officially backing our No Home Kit campaign.
“Its 66 clubs in communities around the country join the growing line-up of teams, fans and personalities from across football who have already pledged their support. We hope their support encourages even more people to come on board to help us raise awareness of homelessness this Christmas.
“No Home Kit is a simple idea that anyone can get involved with to help make a difference. We’re just asking the football community to unite for the Boxing Day round of fixtures by swapping their team’s ‘home’ colours for their away or third kit as a powerful act of solidarity for people without a home.
“Right now, 91 families in England are made homeless every single day and sadly more could face losing their homes with a tough winter ahead.
“We hope as many clubs, players and fans as possible continue to join #NoHomeKit so we can harness the unifying power of football and do something special to help those facing homelessness.”