Salford City is delighted to announce the launch of our winter appeal, Jumpers for Goalposts, which aims to collect warm clothing for homeless people to keep them warm this winter.
With the UK braced for an icy winter in 2018, it is more important than ever that we help those in our community who have to live and sleep exposed to the elements.
People in Salford are four times more likely to be homeless compared to the rest of the UK, with young people aged 16-24 particularly vulnerable.
We feel it is our duty to help those in our community, our city, who are affected by this and that is why we are delighted to launch Jumpers for Goalposts.
The appeal is encouraging fans to bring warm and dignified clothing, like you would wear on a match day, to donate. With the help of Emmaus Salford we will be making sure donations get distributed to those who need it most this winter.
What we need
Clothing must be practical and in good condition, and importantly they must preserve a person’s dignity. Think, would you wear this?
We are looking for clothing for both men and women, including base layers, micro-fleeces, blankets, smart hats, scarves, gloves, weatherproof coats and jackets, underwear, and boiled wool jumpers.
How to donate to jumpers for goalposts
A collection point will be available in the Kitbag FanZone on home match days until the New Year. There will also be a collection point in the away end for any visiting fans who can help too.
Please encourage your friends, family and colleagues to get involved and let’s help those who need it most this winter. Thank you for your generosity!
Homelessness is one of Foundation 92’s five key action areas. Foundation 92 is an independent charity sponsored by 1st Central, Registered Charity Number 1180246.