Why Derbyshire Live is proud to support Shelter’s #NoHomeKit campaign this Christmas

Reach PLC is teaming up with Shelter to support the homeless charity’s #NoHomeKit campaign this Christmas – and that’s why.

Across the country, thousands of individuals and families face the prospect of homelessness this Christmas.

Since the start of the pandemic, more than 180,000 families have lost their homes.

Many of them, including those with young children, have to stay in unsuitable temporary homes.

Housing charity Shelter has warned the country faces a “housing emergency” this winter and has now launched a campaign to bring football together in the fight against the crisis.

Reach PLC is the official media partner of Shelter’s #NoHomeKit campaign.

We are proud to support the homeless charity in their fight against homelessness.

On Boxing Day this year, football clubs and fans are being asked to swap their home shirts for their away or third shirts to help people who don’t have a safe place to call home.

We want as many teams, players and fans as possible to join the #NoHomeKit campaign and work with Shelter to help those struggling with homelessness and unsafe housing this winter.

By joining the campaign, you will help raise awareness of the housing emergency and raise vital funds to help us fight it.

You can also donate to the cause here.

This is where we come in. We are proud to be able to support our national Mirror, Star and Express titles and all of our regional titles including Derbyshire Live, Birmingham Live and Liverpool Echo and support this vital cause.

#NoHomeKit has been supported by a host of EFL and non-league clubs donning their away shirts on Boxing Day or December 27 to raise awareness of the crisis.

We’re delighted to have partnered with Shelter for #NoHomeKit, which will also encourage each club’s fans to wear shirts to their team’s Christmas games.

The number of homeless people in the UK continues to rise at a distressing rate, with many more also facing unsafe housing conditions, and Shelter continues to generate crucial funds to help address these issues.

This Christmas, thousands of fans will take to the pitch of their teams with a sense of identity, belonging and community.

No matter what we go through in life, coming home is a sanctuary – a chance to forget things and come together to support our team.

In a way, it’s the same with our homes in general – they represent comfort, security, safety and a sense of place.

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Yet for many this fundamental human right has been lost or is under threat, and it is time for that to change.

So be sure to pull on an away jersey on December 27, and if you’re asked why you’re not wearing your usual outfit, don’t be afraid to explain why.

By joining us to help Shelter with #NoHomeKit, you will help raise awareness of the housing emergency.

You can also donate to Shelter and ensure vital funds are provided to help preserve the most basic human rights.

Reach is an official media partner of Shelter’s #NoHomeKit campaign.

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