Christmas saw British football brand Mitre back Shelter’s #NoHomeKit call to clubs to ditch their home shirts in Boxing Day fixtures to highlight the scale of homelessness and raise funds for the charity’s frontline work. For every special Mitre x Shelter football sold, £5 went to the charity.
Now, in other football-related fundraising news, with last season’s Emirates FA Cup winners, Leicester City beginning their defence of the trophy with a third round tie against Watford this Saturday (8 January), the team has donated two Leicester City shirts to raise funds for The Bridge Homelessness to Hope. Both are signed by all of the team who took part in the 2021 FA Community Shield match Leicester City Shirts against last season’s Premier League winners, Manchester City.
The first signed Leicester City shirt is available via auction and the second can be won via a prize draw at £3 an entry, with all monies raised funding sport sessions for homeless guests at the charity.
In addition, eBay has just launched its Dream Transfer raffle, giving Sunday League teams the chance to sign a football star for a special match, and raising funds for Football Beyond Borders.
Lots of other football teams are also supporting charities and good causes with charity games, bucket collections, and more.
Here’s the football fundraising news – in tweets:
A fantastic total of £721.90 was raised for charity Blood Bikes Manchester in a bucket collection at our home game against Altrincham, the highest amount the charity have ever raised at a football game.
We’d like to thank everyone at the game who donated to this great cause! pic.twitter.com/qyMWzjTbuV
— Stockport County (@StockportCounty) January 5, 2022
A big thank you to Bristol Dental Society, who raised money for Smile Train by organising a charity football match.
Follow their Instagram to see more!
Your goals are helping to provide new smiles! pic.twitter.com/qWpeMNx75y
— Smile Train UK (@smiletrainuk) December 29, 2021
Charity Boots has partnered up with @loucollsport in collecting unwanted used football boots to help thousands of less fortunate children and young people in the uk and across the world with free football boots, please contact charity boots if you want to help.@ArsenalAcademy pic.twitter.com/I7yslbawsg
— Give a pair a second chance (@charityboots) January 4, 2022
Oliver Kahn once played in a penalty shootout against a group of 9 year old’s.
For every penalty scored by the kids, money was to be given to charity.
Kahn saved every single penalty. pic.twitter.com/H3Mshmr8JO
— Football Factly (@FootballFactly) January 3, 2022
FIRST TEAM next home game.
Competition: JW Hunt Cup
Tuesday 11th January 2022
Shifnal Town V Lye Town
Kick Off: 7.45pm.
The JW Hunt Cup Charity football competition was formed in 1926 to raise funds for the sole benefit of the local blind. Over £350,000 has been raised. pic.twitter.com/VWn2hR3UCq
— Shifnal Town FC. (@TownShifnal) January 6, 2022
What a year at Hooe Football Club!
Seniors promoted to ESFL Division 2
New Girls youth team
Over £3000 raised for charity
100+ children playing football
2 new FA qualified coaches
Fantastic opportunities seized & memories made!
Thank you 2021 pic.twitter.com/DTTa1lQGCd
— Hooe FC (@Hooe_FC) December 29, 2021