We’re proud to support Shelter’s #NoHomeKit campaign this Christmas

The Daily Star and Reach PLC is teaming up with Shelter to support the homeless charity's #NoHomeKit campaign this Christmas – and this is why.

Across the country, thousands of people and families are facing the prospect of not having a home 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, are having to stay in unsuitable temporary hostels.

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

This is where we come in. At Reach PLC, we are proud to be able to lend the support of our national titles the Mirror, Star and Express and all of our regional titles, including the Manchester Evening News, Liverpool Echo and Birmingham Live to get behind this vital cause.

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

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

The number of rough sleepers in the UK is continuing to increase at a distressing rate, with plenty more also facing unsafe housing conditions, and Shelter continues to generate crucial funds to help tackle these issues.

This Christmas, thousands of fans will be heading to their teams’ home ground with a sense of identity, belonging and community.

No matter what we’re going through in life, heading to our home grounds represents sanctuary – a chance to forget about things and come together in support of our team.

We're proud to support Shelter's #NoHomeKit campaign

Reach PLC is an official media partner for Shelter's #NoHomeKit campaign.

We are proud to be supporting the homeless charity in their fight to tackle

On Boxing Day this year, football clubs and fans are asked to swap their home shirt for their away or third kit in aid of 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 people dealing with homelessness and unsafe housing this winter.

By joining the campaign you’ll be helping raise awareness of the housing emergency and raising vital funds to help us fight it.

You can also donate to the cause here.

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

Yet, for many, this basic human right has either been lost or is under threat, and it’s time that changed.

So, make sure you don an away shirt on Boxing Day or 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 in helping Shelter with #NoHomeKit, you’ll be helping raise awareness of the housing emergency.

You can also donate to Shelter and make sure vital funds are given to help preserve people’s most basic of human rights.

Reach are an official media partner of Shelter's #NoHomeKit campaign.

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