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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:

To support @Shelter’s #NoHomeKit campaign, we’ve specially designed a Mitre x Shelter football.

Available now at https://t.co/sQrcDt4cSd, with £5 from each sale being donated to Shelter to fight for home. #NoHomeKit pic.twitter.com/f25OLTimso

— Mitre Sports (@MitreSports) December 10, 2021

Updating our 2022 calendar & we are open for #Fundraising #Football events – Drop us an email if you represent a small #charity of #community group who could do with some fundraising support in 2022. info@CelebFC.co.uk .. #CelebFCFamily pic.twitter.com/Zi3TcMDADt

— Celeb_FC (@Celeb_FC) January 3, 2022

Huge thank you to those who came along to our charity game today!

In total we raised £378 for @CHUFOfficial #UTM pic.twitter.com/ANjk4vokQD

— Riding Mill FC (@RidingMillFC) December 28, 2021

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

Congratulations to @Plunkykos, 2021 ABP Industry Knight – nominated for the @AnthonyNolan Donor Champion of the Year Award after raising nearly £16k in a charity football match this year… https://t.co/I3kTO5V9gJ

— ABP Club (@abpclub) January 4, 2022

Thank you @TheNorthernEcho for this fantastic piece about the Live Forever Cup, which raised an amazing £5,500 for us through a football match in Brisbane, Australia: https://t.co/VqA5z1P4XJ

— Sir Bobby Robson Foundation (@SBRFoundation) January 4, 2022

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

*** HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL KitAid SUPPORTERS ***

A record breaking year as we sent out 114,328 items of kit in 2021
This increases the total to 820,952 items since 1998

Thank you to everyone who donated kit and supported KitAid in 2021#charity #football #footballkit #Africa pic.twitter.com/v31BQDoHxc

— KitAid (@KitAid) December 31, 2021

We are incredibly proud at Yorkies HQ tonight, as we see just how charity football can help so many people. It’s why we do what we do. #CharitySupport#MonthlyClubDonation pic.twitter.com/1dXb8cAS62

— AFC Yorkies (@AFCYorkies) December 30, 2021

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

Earlier this year some some of the members and players did a bike ride from Walsall to Oxford in order to raise money for charity,yesterday we presented MLSS with the cheque at their Hub. #hunters @SummerHouseBham @wmrfl @skfoodanddrinks #VivaLaHunters #midlandlangarsevasociety pic.twitter.com/xONbmmXPws

— Sikh Hunters FC (@SHFC1964) December 22, 2021

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