Farsley Celtic will be supporting Shelter’s #NoHomeKit campaign on Sunday, alongside the rest of the Vanarama National League, in the fight to eradicate homelessness.
Therefore, we will be sporting our blue away kit during our game against Bradford (Park Avenue) to help raise awareness for the difficulties faced by many.
Despite Covid-related postponements, last year’s campaign was a huge success, with hundreds of clubs getting involved, altogether raising over £500k for the cause.
But as the cost-of-living crisis worsens, homelessness and unsafe housing conditions are affecting all of our communities. Organisations like Shelter, who help anyone facing homelessness or poor housing, whilst also fighting the systemic causes of the housing emergency, have never been more important.
With that in mind, Farsley Celtic are joining the National League in making the second year of No Home Kit bigger and better.
National League General Manager Mark Ives said: “We are delighted to be working with Shelter once again on their #NoHomeKit campaign.
“We had an amazing response last year from the campaign and getting involved again was an easy decision.
“The football community know more than anyone how important the feeling of home is. Every 90 minutes, 25 households are made homeless. That is something we simply cannot ignore.
“For clubs who wish to take part, we are asking them to swap their home kit for their away or third kits for a fixture over the festive period to raise awareness of the devastating impact the housing emergency is having on lives across the country.”
Supporters can donate by heading to Shelter’s #NoHomeKit dedicated website at https://nohomekit.shelter.org.uk/.