JD Cymru Leagues announces support for Shelter Cymru #NOHOMEKIT
Taffs Well FC has joined with clubs across the JD Cymru Leagues in showing
support for the national #NoHomeKit campaign taking place across England and Wales.
Shelter Cymru are asking clubs and fans in Wales to ‘ditch their home shirt’ for their games over
the festive period to raise awareness of the housing emergency.
JD Cymru Premier clubs will show their support for the campaign in their Boxing Day fixtures,
while JD Cymru North and JD Cymru South clubs will also back the initiative over the course of
the festive period.
Homelessness, and the housing crisis in general, is reaching a critical point; one in three people
in Wales have been affected by the housing emergency.
Football can be a powerful ally in the fight to end the housing emergency and Shelter Cymru is
actively encouraging as many clubs in Wales as possible to get involved with #NoHomeKit
campaign. This follows support for the campaign from a number of English Football League clubs
as well as the National League, Southern, Isthmian and Northern Premier League in England.
The unique connection clubs throughout the country have to their communities will help Shelter
Cymru’s goals as an organisation and the idea of ‘home’ on which this campaign is based.
Kerys Sheppard, Head of Fundraising at Shelter Cymru, said: “We’re thrilled that the JD Cymru
Leagues is officially backing the No Home Kit campaign. We hope their support encourages even
more people to come on board to help us raise awareness of homelessness this Christmas.
“No Home Kit is a simple idea that anyone can get involved with to help make a difference. We’re
just asking the football community to unite for the festive round of fixtures by swapping their
team’s ‘home’ colours for their away or third kit as a powerful act of solidarity for people without a home.
“More than 1500 children in Wales will be without a home this Christmas and, sadly, many more
individuals and families are at risk of losing their homes with a tough winter ahead.
“We hope as many clubs, players and fans as possible continue to join #NoHomeKit so we can
harness the unifying power of football and do something special to help those facing and
experiencing homelessness in Wales.”