Hawks and Hastings wear alternative kits for December Clash
Shelter’s ‘No Home Kit’ campaign – #NoHomeKit – will see Whitehawk wear their away kit for the December 27 clash at The Terrapura Ground in support of the charity, and to highlight homelessness.
Homelessness has risen dramatically over the last decade. The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us all the importance of having a safe home like never before – yet more than 180,000 households have been made homeless since March 2020.
The Hawk’s will be wearing their classic blue kit for the Dec 27 game v Hastings United, thank you to Dane, Billy and Gary at Hastings who kindly offered to wear claret to enable us to wear our away kit so we can support the cause together.
In a tough winter and with Covid once again rife, 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 cannot do it alone!
In the space of one 90-minute game, 25 households will become homeless in England and many of them will be families with children.
Osama Bhutta, Director of Campaigns at Shelter, said:
“We believe ‘home’ means everything. We want to use the positive power of football this Christmas, and our shared connection to ‘home’ to raise awareness of homelessness and what we can all do to fight 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.”
Hawks Chairman Andy Schofield said,
“Both clubs are delighted to be supporting this initiative, and we hope that fans wear their away kits at the game. Football has the power to galvanise support for charities like this across the country, and we hope that this campaign raises much needed funds and awareness at this time of the year.”
You support the campaign and donate online by clicking here, or Text ‘HOME’ to 70455 to donate £5.
Tickets for the game are available here, and the club will adhere to all current Covid protocols – wear a mask, bring hand sanitiser, and stay safe.