Brentford is getting behind homeless charity, Shelter, this Christmas helping to raise awareness and drive donations for their #nohomekit campaign.
Shelter is asking the football community to come together for the Boxing Day round of fixtures by ditching their home shirt, and instead wear an away or third kit, in a powerful act of support and solidarity for people without a home.
This campaign comes at a time when homelessness remains an issue across the country. Having access to a safe and secure home is what gives us all the foundation for a happy life. But for too many people, this basic human need is denied or under threat. Right now, 91 families in England are made homeless every single day, with over 180,000 households being made homeless since the pandemic began.
Last weekend, the Club met the local Shelter team to offer their support. On Saturday 18 December members of the fan and community relations team were joined by Buzz and Buzzette at Shelter’s Boutique store in Chiswick. We met members of the public and talked to them about the campaign and encouraged passers-by to come into the store to meet the mascots and enter a raffle to win this season’s away shirt.
We are asking all Bees fans whether attending the game against Brighton or watching from home to ditch the home shirt and wear their away or alternative shirts. Then post a picture of themselves on social media including the #nohomekit handle.
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.
Ways to donate
Text “HOME” to 70455 to donate £5 or visit shelter.org.uk/nohomekit