Gift Your Gear Supports 50 UK Charities

| Recycle Outdoor Gear | 22nd June, 2013

Gift Your Gear Supports 50 UK Charities

Gift Your Gear has led a nationwide initiative to help 50 different UK charities that focus on working with young people stay safe, warm and dry in the great outdoors.

With the help of outdoor equipment companies from across the UK, Gift Your Gear has been encouraging people to donate any outdoor gear they no longer use. The reusable outdoor gear was then donated to charities who work with young people in the outdoors. These generous donations enabled others to benefit from the life changing experiences outdoor adventures can create, regardless of their circumstances.

The most recent Gift Your Gear event partnered with Rohan, the award winning outdoor and travel clothing company. The month long event yielded a whopping 6,000 items of used outdoor gear, most of the gear was donated via the 60 Rohan Shops in the UK.

The 50 charities have made very good use of the outdoor jackets, waterproofs, fleeces, walking trousers, boots, gloves and hats that they received. Priority was given to organisations that have, or intended to establish, an outdoor equipment gear pool. This was done in order to ensure that the maximum number of people benefit from the donated gear for the longest time.

Sarah Howcroft, founder of Gift Your Gear, stresses the importance of the reuse of outdoor gear. She says, “If an outdoor jacket is worn for a couple of years and then ends up forgotten in the back of a wardrobe, its full potential is never reached. Most outdoor gear will last much longer than people want or need it to. If that jacket is donated through Gift Your Gear to a local community organisation, youth group or charity that works in the outdoors, not only is the useful life of the jacket extended, but another person gets to experience the joy of good gear as well.”

Find all of your unwanted outdoor gear and get it ready for the next Gift Your Gear.

Gift Your Gear invites any charities working with young people in the outdoors to contact them.

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