Despite playing at home, a Non League club from Bucks decided to don their away colours for one of their festive fixtures recently.

Marlow FC, who ground share their home matches at the Alfred Davis Memorial Ground with Marlow United, took on Chalfont St Peter in an Isthmian League South Central Division match on December 27.

The Blues came out as 2-0 winners, but, the main talking point of the match was that the home side wore their change strip of old gold in the Bucks derby to support the homelessness charity, Shelter.

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This was part of the inaugural #NoHomeKit campaign which saw teams up and down the land across many divisions take part.

Osama Bhutta, Director of Campaigns at Shelter, said: “It has been truly inspiring to see the positive power of football in action.

“The football community from the grassroots to the Premier League have gone above and beyond to take a stand against homelessness this Christmas – and we want to say a huge thank you to everybody who’s taken part in #NoHomeKit.

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“The small act of ditching your home kit, and donating what you can to Shelter, can change the lives of those without a home.

“With football’s help we can keep answering helpline calls, we can give expert support to everyone who needs it, and one day we can end homelessness for good.”

According to the Shelter website, in the space of every 90 minute game, 25 households will become homeless in England.

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And following the match between Marlow and Chalfont St Peter on December 27, the club confirmed that they had raised £100 for the charity through on-the-day donations.

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