Want to give a little outdoors loving back? Sarah Howcroft’s genius initiative, Gift Your Gear, takes your donated old kit and uses it to help kids develop a love of the great outdoors. And as a little reward for being so good, if you have a clear out before the end of September you’ll get 15% off at Rohan, too.
“In wardrobes, attics and garages, long forgotten items of outdoor clothing and equipment are gathering dust. The great outdoors is where they belong.”
Sarah’s on a mission to get young people out in the fresh air, but she knows that first impressions count. Early forays into nature that are cold, wet and uncomfortable can put children off for life, and having the right kit is essential. However, the high cost of quality outdoor clothing and equipment is one of the most-cited reasons for non-participation by young people.
Enter Gift Your Gear. A nationwide initiative, they provide outdoor clothing and equipment to UK community organisations, youth groups and outdoor charities. It’s the perfect way to give old gear a new lease of life, as Sarah explains, “Most outdoor gear will last much longer than we want or need it too, its full potential is never realised. It’s estimated that on average we wear an item of clothing for less than a third of its useful lifespan, and Gift Your Gear can provide a new home for this unwanted outdoor gear”.
Gift Your Gear are aiming to donate a million pieces of gear, and are after anything in good condition – all outdoor clothing, walking boots and children clothing, regardless of brand, is ideal.
Plus, for all of September, you won’t just get a warm and fuzzy feeling from giving away your old kit – take unwanted outdoor clothing to any Rohan shop and they’ll give you 15% off any full priced stuff in their stores. Perfect for stocking up for winter adventures.