Feature Post: Gift Your Gear And Help The Next Generation Get Outdoors

Gift Your Gear
Got spare gear? Chuck it in to a worthwhile charity.

Children and young people need to get outdoors for their physical, emotional and intellectual well-being. The ability to pay for outdoor clothing and equipment is often cited as a reason for non-participation.
First impressions count and It’s hard to enjoy your early experiences in the outdoors when you’re cold, wet and uncomfortable. Having the right clothing and equipment helps to ensure that outdoor experiences are safe and enjoyable.

Gift your gear charities
Your spare unused gear goes to UK community organisations, youth groups and charities working with young people in the outdoors.

In wardrobes, attics and garages, long forgotten items of outdoor clothing and equipment are gathering dust. The great outdoors is where they belong.
Gift Your Gear is a nationwide initiative that provides outdoor clothing and equipment to UK community organisations, youth groups and charities working with young people in the outdoors. Founded by Sarah Howcroft, Gift Your Gear was set up to encourage people to donate outdoor gear they no longer want or need.
Sarah, stresses the importance of reusing outdoor gear that still has plenty of life left in it, “Most outdoor gear will last much longer than we want or need it too, its full potential is never realised. If unwanted gear is donated to Gift Your Gear not only is its useful life extended, but another person gets to experience the joy of using good gear”.
It’s estimated that on average we wear an item of clothing for less than a third of its useful lifespan. Gift Your Gear can provide a new home for this unwanted outdoor gear. Sarah aims to see Gift Your Gear donate one million items of outdoor gear.
The outdoor gear you donate will make a real difference to the community organisations, youth groups and charities who receive it. Enabling others to benefit from life changing experiences in the great outdoors regardless of their circumstances.
This September Gift Your Gear has partnered with Rohan, the award-winning outdoor and travel clothing company.
Take your unwanted (but in good condition) outdoor clothing to any Rohan Shop during September, that’s all outdoor clothing, walking boots and children’s clothing regardless of brand and receive 15% off any full priced purchase made on the same day.
If you have any questions or queries, please contact:
Contact
Sarah Howcroft
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