Friday, 6 March 2015
Gift Your Gear This March!
Let's recap, in case you missed earlier bulletins. Gift Your Gear are a charity that takes in and retasks pre-owned clothing. Not so unusual, you might think. But GYG specialise in the retasking of outdoor clothing, whether that be jackets, waterproof trousers, or base layers. They even take equipment like tents and camping gear.
These unwanted items are donated to UK community organisations, youth groups and charities working with young people in the outdoors. This is important work, especially with disadvantaged kids who might never have been out of the urban environment. These charities enable others to benefit from life changing experiences in the great outdoors, regardless of their circumstances.
Over the past few years, over 300 groups have benefitted from the gift of gear. This year there are even more organisations set to gain from your good will, and the regret at buying that slightly too-tight pair of walking shorts.
Gift Your Gear are teaming up with outdoor and travel clothing company Rohan this March to make the donation of your equipment and clothing a quick, easy and worthwhile process. If you have any outdoor gear that's cluttering up the wardrobe, you can do a spring clean and take it in to any of Rohan's shops across the country through the whole of March. You'll snag a 15% discount off anything you buy instore that day. Handily, Rohan have just launched their spring and summer range, so it's the perfect time to freshen up your walking gear as the weather starts to warm up.
Outdoor gear belongs outdoors, so why wait? Have a dig around, and this spring gift your gear to people and charities that can really use it!
For more details, check out the Gift Your Gear website: http://giftyourgear.com
(BREAKING: Gift Your Gear will also be at the Sheffield Adventure Film Festival on the 20th-22nd of March. There's a donation point at the venue, and the chance to pick up some bargains as they're teaming with the ShAFF Kit Sale. For more, go to http://giftyourgear.com/shaff-kit-sale-2015-to-support-gift-your-gear/)