You might recall we've talked before about Gift Your Gear, the brilliant charity that accepts unwanted outdoor clothing and donates it to needy youth charities.
It might seem hard to believe, but there are inner-city kids who have never been outside their tiny urban environments, never seen a wood or a mountain, or the animals that provide their milk and meat. The charities that Gift Your Gear supports aim to change that, by giving these kids the chance to explore a bigger, brighter, greener world.
This September, Gift Your Gear are once again teaming up with Rohan, the leading outdoor and leisure brand, to make it easier than ever to donate. Simply take your unwanted outdoor gear to any Rohan store, and recieve a 15% discount off their entire range. They'll take any brand of clothing, including children's wear, and rucksacks too.
Sarah Howcroft, founder of Gift Your Gear, is keen to increase the reach from last summer's event, and told me:
“To date Gift Your Gear has supported over 250 community organisations, youth groups and charities who work with young people in the outdoors. I hope that we can increase this number to 350 by the end of the Gift Your Gear - Rohan event”.
I'm already going through my wardrobe to see what I can usefully donate to the cause. The event starts on the 1st September, and runs to the end of the month. Why not see if you can help a disadvantaged kid see how much fun the outdoor life can be?
For more, check the Gift Your Gear website