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Great idea: Gift your Gear

Written by Fiona

February 26 2015

How many of you have old and unused outdoors kit and clothing lying in cupboards, chests of drawers, garages, attics and sheds? Everyone of you, I expect! So, why not have a clear out and gift this equipment and clothing to a worthy initiative, Gift Your Gear?

GYG-logo-300dpiGift Your Gear is an award-winning nationwide initiative that calls on all outdoorsy people to gift their kit (rather than throwing it in the bin).

The project then gives this kit to organisations that encourage the next generation, especially youngsters, to get outdoors.

Sarah Howcroft, founder Gift Your Gear, says: “Young people need to get outdoors for their physical and emotional wellbeing.

“But, of course, the sun doesn’t always shine, so the gear that you donate will help to ensure their early experiences in the great outdoors are safe and enjoyable.

“The outdoor gear that you donate will make a real difference to the UK community organisations, youth groups and charities who receive it. And it enables others to benefit from life-changing experiences in the great outdoors regardless of their circumstances.”

Gift Your Gear gratefully accepts all unwanted waterproofs, fleeces, outdoor trousers, insulated jackets, gloves, hats and boots that are gathering dust in wardrobes, attics and garages.

How to donate your gear

There are two ways you can donate your unwanted outdoor gear to Gift Your Gear.

  1. Rohan has kindly offered all their shops as a Gift Your Gear donation location.More detailsincluding all Rohan Shop Locations.
  2. Gift Your Gear can receive direct donations by post.How to donate by post

Gift and receive in March

For the month of March 2015, Gift Your Gear has partnered with Rohan, the outdoor and travel clothing company. When you drop off your unwanted outdoor clothing at any Rohan Shop, you can take advantage of 15% off a full-priced purchase made the same day.

See Gift Your Gear

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