What is Gift Your Gear?
Rohan first partnered with Gift Your Gear in 2012. It is an award-winning nationwide initiative that provides outdoor clothing and equipment to UK community organisations, youth groups and charities working with young people in the outdoors. Founded by Sarah Howcroft, Gift Your Gear aims to encourage people to donate unwanted outdoor gear they no longer want or need.
hOW YOU CAN HELP?
We want to encourage as much participation in outdoor activities as we can. In wardrobes, attics and garages, long forgotten items of outdoor clothing and equipment are gathering dust and we want to put them to good use. So, if you bring your old, usable outdoor clothing to any Rohan shop, we will give you 15% off any full price purchase that you make on the day.
When can I donate?
27 February – 2 April 2017 (we run 2 collections a year!)
Where can I donate?
At any Rohan shop - we have 56 nationwide. Visit rohan.co.uk/Home/ShopFinder to locate your nearest.
What can I donate?
Usable outdoor clothing. And remember, the clothes you give to us don’t have to be Rohan, they can be from anywhere. We accept anything from waterproof jackets and fleeces to walking trousers. We especially need children’s outdoor clothing (but not sleeping bags or underwear!)
In addition, to support the need for children’s outerwear, we made 1,000 mini versions of our Cloudscape jacket and donated one for every children’s item donated to one of our stores. This gives a real boost to charities encouraging the next generation of outdoor enthusiasts.
Our teams in-store love to hear about the history of the garments being donated, how many miles they’ve travelled and the adventures they’ve enjoyed. We know some things are difficult to part with and we are amazed by people’s generosity.
Do I need to make a purchase?
No, however we are happy to offer you 15% off a full price purchase with any donation made.
What happens to my donated gear?
All reusable gear donated is given to one of the approved Gift Your Gear charity or community groups working with young and disadvantaged people in the outdoors. Outdoor gear donated to Gift Your Gear is reused for its original purpose. It is never traded or sent to landfill.
Has Gift Your Gear won any awards?
Gift Your Gear won the prestigious Gold award at the Outdoor European trade show in 2015. Judges commented “Reusing old products is extremely good for the environment and more sustainable than recycling.” Gift Your Gear was one of nine gold award winners picked from 329 entries.
How has Gift Your Gear helped so far?
We would like to say a big thank you for all the outdoor gear you’ve donated so far.
Over the past few years Rohan customers have helped contribute to over 650 beneficiaries with over 100,000 individual items generously donated to Gift Your Gear. These donations make a real difference.
To view stories from organisations and charities that your Gift Your Gear donations have already helped, please follow the links below: