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Unwanted outdoor gear goes to young people in need

Charities working with young people outdoors are encouraging donation of our door clothing. Image: Gift Your Gear

Outdoor clothing and gear is being a new lease of life in a nationwide initiative with the tagline: “Born to be worn, not stitched to be ditched”.

Gift Your Gear is urging people to give their unwanted outdoor gear a new lease of life by donating it to more than 300 UK-based charities and organisations working with young people in the outdoors. They want people to scour wardrobes, attics and garages for clothes and rucksacks in order to help the next generation to spend time outdoors in comfort.

“Most outdoor gear will last much longer than we want or need it to: its full potential is never realised,” said Gift Your Gear founder Sarah Howcroft.

“The outdoor gear you donate will make a real difference to the community organisations, youth groups and charities who receive it, enabling the next generation to benefit from life changing experiences in the great outdoors regardless of their circumstances.

“Young people need to get outdoors for their physical and emotional wellbeing.

The sun doesn’t always shine so the gear you donate will help ensure their early experiences in the great outdoors are safe and enjoyable.” 

Gift Your Gear has recently partnered with Rohan, the outdoor and travel clothing company. This month, people can drop off unwanted outdoor clothing and rucksacks, regardless of brand, at any of the 56 Rohan shops. In return Rohan are offering 15 per cent off a full priced purchase made the same day as a qualifying Gift Your Gear donation.

And, throughout September, for every child’s waterproof jacket donated at a Rohan shop, Rohan will donate a brand new waterproof jacket to Gift Your Gear.

Gift Your Gear accepts all unwanted waterproofs, fleeces, outdoor trousers, insulated jackets, gloves, hats, boots and rucksacks, regardless of brand.

Visit to find out more.

By Lucy

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