Tavistock supports the Campaign for the Homeless Shelter


TAVISTOCK AFC will run out in the all-white away kit for their Toolstation Western League Premier League Boxing Day clash with Buckland Athletic as they support the homeless charity Shelter.

The charity is asking football clubs across the country to wear their outdoor or third kits this Boxing Day to raise awareness of the growing number of rough sleepers and dangerous housing issues. He has asked his supporters to join his #NoHomeKit campaign, which will also take place on December 27, in the hope of generating funds to help address the issue. Shelter says more than 180,000 households have become homeless since the start of the pandemic with families, many including children, placed in “inappropriate” homes.

EFL clubs are expected to take part in the campaign while the National League has since confirmed that it also supports #NoHomeKit. Shelter stressed his willingness to see the entire football community come together to tackle what he calls a “housing emergency” this holiday season. The charity said it chose football as its campaign ship because of the sport’s sense of identity and belonging, understanding very well the importance of home.

Shelter offers a number of services to help those in need, including one-on-one help with housing issues, a 365-day toll-free hotline, and free legal advice from its lawyers. He also does important research on cases of rough sleep and unsafe housing so that he can develop policies to try to address these issues. For every £ 1 donated, 79 pence is spent directly to help people through advice, support and campaigns, while 21 pence is spent on other fundraising.

Osama Bhutta, Campaigns Director at Shelter, said: “We believe that ‘home’ means everything. We want to use the positive power of football this Christmas and our common bond with our ‘home’ to raise awareness of the homeless. shelter and what we can all do to combat it. We want as many teams, players and fans as possible to join #NoHomeKit and work with us to help those experiencing the harsh realities of homelessness this winter Everyone involved in #NoHomeKit can do something special by bringing the entire football community together to fight the housing emergency. ‘

A number of Premier League clubs have approached league bosses to take part in the campaign. But top bosses said in November his clubs could not participate due to existing league rules in place. Gary Neville, the former Manchester United and England side expert, was among those who criticized the decision. “Imagine turning down a fundraising and homelessness awareness request,” he tweeted. “A Johnson U-turn if the clubs push hard!” “

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