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21 Dec 2022 : Linnets will wear away kit in Boxing Day home game to highlight plight of the homeless

Runcorn Linnets will be playing our part as The Pitching In Northern Premier League again supports Shelter's†#NoHomeKit campaign†at this season's festive fixtures.

For our Boxing Day home game against City of Liverpool, we will be wearing our away kit of orange and black to highlight the problems of homelessness and poor living conditions in our community.

Despite†Covid-related postponements, last year's campaign was a huge success, with hundreds of clubs in the non-league pyramid between them raising more than £500k for the cause.

As the cost of living crisis worsens, homelessness and unsafe housing conditions are affecting all of our communities.

Organisations like Shelter, who help anyone facing homelessness or poor housing while also fighting the systemic causes of the housing emergency, have never been more important.†

Angie Firth, NPL general manager, said: "With that in mind, the NPL wishes to make the second year of No Home Kit bigger and better.

"We encourage all our clubs to dedicate one home fixture across the Christmas period to the campaign.

"Most importantly, this means wearing No Home Kit for that fixture, and encouraging fans to get involved by swapping kits and donating."

Josh Christian, Trust Board member at Linnets and manager of Linnets in the Community, said: "The football community knows the importance of home. But this year, thousands of people will be spending Christmas in dingy hostels, on friends' sofas, or even sleeping in freezing cars.

"Every 90 minutes, 25 households are made homeless in England

"This is something we can't ignore."

Whether you're watching the Boxing Day game at the ground or listening to the commentary on Bucket Hat Radio on your sofa, you can join the fight to defend the right to a safe, secure and affordable home for everyone.

Donate to the #NoHomeKit campaign here

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