Gift Your Gear Rohan September 2013

| Recycle Outdoor Gear | 15th October, 2013

Gift Your Gear - September 2013

Gift Your Gear – September 2013 has been tremendous.

This September Rohan partnered with Gift Your Gear to offer the opportunity to take unwanted outdoor gear regardless of brand into any Rohan shop.

The substantial amount of used outdoor gear donated has enable Gift Your Gear to support many more community organisations, youth groups and charities working with young people in the outdoors. Enabling others to benefit from life changing experiences in the great outdoors, regardless of their circumstance.

It’s hard to enjoy the great 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 – Beneficiaries – September 2013

Alfrey Activity Centre – Broadwater

Addiction Dependency Solutions (ADS) – Staffordshire

Aspatra Dreamscheme – Wigton

Avon Tyrrell Outdoor Centre, UK Youth – Hampshire

Brathay Trust – Cumbria

Buckie Community High School – Aberdeen

Child Deaf Project – Middlesbrough

Climbing Out – Shropshire

ContinU Plus Academy – Kidderminster

Crankonkshaw Fold Farm – Rossendale

Crossroads Youth and Community Association – Glasgow

Devon Young Explorers – Devon

Essex Boys and Girls Clubs – Essex

Fix The Fells – Cumbria

Follifoot – Harrogate

Grimsby Cadets – Grimsby

Grimsby DofE - Grimsby

Grow Theatre – Sheffield

Harrogate Horticap – Harrogate

Harperden Expedition Club – Hertfordshire

Inclusion Hampshire – Hampshire

Kids Konnect – Middlesburgh

Lightweight Walks Project – Northamptonshire

Linx Project – Middlesburgh

London Youth – Buckinghamshire

Low Mills Outdoor Centre – North Yorkshire

Mind Bradford – Bradford

My Big Adventure – Worcester

NStep – Kettering

North Yorkshire Youth – North Yorkshire

Open Country – Harrogate

Park Mains High School – Renfrewshire

Renfrewshire DofE - Renfrewshire

Ringsfield Eco Centre – Suffolk

Royston Youth Action – Glasgow

Ross-shire Girl Guides- Ross-shire

Salvation Army – Perth

Scouts Atherstone - Warwickshire

Sundorne Educational Centre – Shrewsbury

Ten Tours – Devon

Torquay DofE - Torquay

The Connection at St Martin’s – London

The Factory Youth Zone – Manchester

The Hope Project – Cornwall

WESC Foundation – Devon

Westlands School – Torquay

Widehorizons Ty’ n y Berth Corris Uchaf – Powys

Woodrow High House – Buckinghamshire

Young Bristol – Bristol

More to follow…


Can you help a youth theatre group that need gear please?

| Recycle Outdoor Gear | 29th July, 2013

Big Top circus tent

A youth theatre group working with young people in North Derbyshire is looking for the following gear for their Theatre in the Woods summer school which starts on 21st August 2013

The list:
Small jackets and trousers for the kids
Adult size outdoor gear for five adults
A gazebo type structure
3 day pack sized rucksacks and 2 full-sized
A bum bag for first aid kit in
Large plastic boxes to store all the gear in.

If you are in the Sheffield/North Derbyshire area and could help please let us know and we will put you in contact

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.

Can you make good use of 25 pairs of walking boots?

| Recycle Outdoor Gear | 26th November, 2012

second hand walking boots available on ROG

Due to the success of Gift Your Gear through Rohan last month we are receiving a steady interest in donating quality used outdoor gear to groups and organisations that have a need for same. This is really great!

The latest really generous offer from Duke of Edinburgh’s Award …

“I have approx. 25 pairs of second-hand walking boots, all in good condition (though most need laces and some dubbin) of various sizes that we no longer have use for. We would like to donate these to any organisation that can make use of them” – DofE

The location is Chesterfield and boots are of mixed sizes.

If you are part of any organisation that can make use of these boots please contact us as soon as possible with full details.

Or reply to the ad on ROG

If you have any item of outdoor gear you would like to donate to an organisation that can make good use of it please let us know. We can help you.

Other ways of staying up to date with reusing and recycling all outdoor gear

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Declutter at ShAFF

| Recycle Outdoor Gear | 18th January, 2012

Second Hand Outdoor Gear

Declutter at Sheffield Adventure Film Festival

Sheffield Adventure Film Festival  a really popular event with seventy-five Epic Adventures and four Big Screens on the weekend of the 9th – 11th March 2012 are organising a second-hand outdoor kit sale sponsored by MyOutdoors.
Running throughout the Saturday and Sunday the second-hand kit sale offers you a great opportunity to de-clutter your unwanted outdoor gear and maybe make a bit of money as well.
The organisers are offering a facility for you to sell your outdoor stuff yourself or drop the kit off in advanced, price and item tagged, and let the team of volunteers sell it on for you while you take in the awesome array of films and speakers at ShAFF

ROG will be on hand through out the weekend. At the end of the event any gear still looking for a new home can be advertised on ROG for free.

If you spot a ROG T-shirt at the festival please come and say hello…

Full details on MyOutdoors.

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