Rochdale Football Club is adding its support to Shelter’s ‘No Home Kit’ campaign this Boxing Day, alongside Carlisle United.
The homeless charity has asked for the football community - and particularly those teams who are playing at home - to come together for the Boxing Day round of fixtures and ditch their home shirt and instead wear an away or third kit, in a powerful act of support and solidarity for people without a home.
Carlisle have opted to wear their black away kit for the game at Brunton Park, and we were only too happy to back their change in colours, to help support this worthwhile cause.
It does mean, however, that Dale players will, unfortunately, have to wear their home kit to avoid a kit clash. But to do our bit, we will be helping raise awareness of the campaign across our website and social media channels.
We also encourage Dale fans to don their away kits this Boxing Day if you’re going to the game.
Homelessness has risen dramatically over the last decade. Since the start of the pandemic more than 180,000 households have lost their homes and been made homeless. Many of them are families with children. The pandemic has shown us the importance of having a safe home like never before and with a tough winter ahead, even more people could lose their homes.
Shelter’s frontline services are working harder than ever to help people find and keep a home this Christmas, but they can’t do it alone.
The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness of the scale of homelessness across the country and raise funds to support Shelter's frontline services and its campaigns to end the housing emergency for good.
Click HERE for more information on the #NoHomeKit initiative.
You can donate to Shelter via their JustGiving page HERE.