Let’s donate together. Supporting meaningful causes across the UK.
At Rohan, we believe old kit should be repurposed and given a new lease of life. So, if a garment carries the Rohan label, you can be confident it has been designed for a lifetime of adventures, which is why we set up the Gift your Gear initiative in 2012.
The industry-leading Gift your Gear scheme, which started in 2012, has supported over 650 charities. By providing suitable kit, Gift your Gear has enabled charities to run activities they would otherwise not be able to, given the British weather. Thus, allowing even more people to experience the benefits of the great outdoors.
We know that access to the right kit can be a barrier to getting outside, and to experiencing the mental and physical health benefits that come with being out in the open air. We want to change that. Founded in 2012, our Gift Your Gear initiative makes the outdoors more accessible and prolongs the life of your outdoor clothing; we collect donations of useable outdoor kit and distribute these to community organisations, youth groups and charities nationwide.
Your donations make a real difference to our beneficiaries. The waterproof that’s seen you up and down the steepest hills could protect someone living on the streets from a downpour; the coat that kept you cosy on winter dog walks could do the same for an unpaid carer as they experience their first ever camping trip; the fleece that kept you comfortable on winter hikes could keep a veteran warm during walking therapy sessions, and the walking trousers that carried maps and snacks across mountain trails could protect the legs of a volunteer working to preserve their local green space.
We’re proud to support so many fantastic causes, and to bring a new lease of life to your generous donations.
Source – Rohan’s Gift Your Gear database
Your donations of useable outdoor kit enable someone who might never have had the opportunity before, to have life changing experiences in the great outdoors.
Getting your donations to us is simple, you can bring your outdoor kit to any of our Rohan stores, or request a free returns label online, and send it off on its next outdoor escapade. We have 54 stores nationwide, find your nearest store here.
We collect donations for our Gift Your Gear initiative twice a year, and as a thank you we offer a discount off your next Rohan purchase. To find out when we are next collecting donations, click here to sign up to our mailing list.
“Without the clothing from Gift Your Gear, the children and young people of Manchester Youth Zone would be unable to take part in outdoor activities, especially in winter months. A lot of our members are financially disadvantaged and could never afford the quality clothing we get from Gift Your Gear” –
Manchester Youth Zone
“I just want to say thank you, the Gift Your Gear scheme is brilliant and helps so many people. I personally benefitted from it when I was in school and it really does make a huge difference” –
Joshua Ramsey, Plymouth Soup Run
“Gift Your Gear is an absolute God send for our participants” –
Jenny Reddell, Senior Myplace Project Officer at Lancashire Wildlife Trust
“Rohan’s Gift Your Gear scheme is a win win for the planet and its people. It enables customers to both recycle and support those in desperate need of high quality clothing. Brilliant!” –
Mikkel Juel Iversen, Under One Sky
We support so many wonderful groups and charities in getting outdoors; our beneficiaries span the UK, from the top of Scotland to the tip of Cornwall. Most recently, we’ve been thrilled to work with the following organisations -
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We are always looking to hear from charities and organisations who could benefit from our Gift Your Gear initiative.
If the work you do includes an element of outdoor education, supports disadvantaged groups in getting outside, or encourages those who might not otherwise have the opportunity to make lasting memories in the great outdoors, we want to hear from you.
What are the benefits?
Becoming a Gift Your Gear beneficiary doesn’t just mean receiving boxes of useable outdoor kit from Rohan. We want to build a lasting partnership with you, promoting your organisation to our customers and supporting you and your participants in enjoying the outdoors, in the right kit.
What happens after I register?
When you register your interest in becoming a beneficiary, you enter an approval process and a member of our Gift Your Gear Team will contact you within 3 business days.
Thank you for your interest in becoming a beneficiary of our Gift Your Gear initiative.
Unfortunately, we’re at capacity and can’t accept any new registrations at the moment, but make sure you keep an eye on this page as applications will open again soon.
If you have any questions, you can get in touch with our Gift Your Gear Team at firstname.lastname@example.org
What is Rohan’s Gift Your Gear initiative?
At Rohan, we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to experience all that the great outdoors has to offer, and we know that access to the right kit can prevent that.
Through our Gift Your Gear initiative we collect donations of useable outdoor kit and distribute this to meaningful causes across the UK, making the outdoors more accessible and preventing kit from ending up in landfill.
When you donate you breathe new life into your outdoor kit, and enable our beneficiaries to continue inspiring their participants in the great outdoors, making lifelong memories as they reap the mental and physical health benefits of getting outside.
Every donation makes a real difference. A pre-loved waterproof jacket will protect someone living on the streets from the elements, while the insulated vest that’s been sat at the back of your wardrobe will keep an unpaid carer warm while they learn basic outdoor survival skills.
You can read more about the beneficiaries we support, and how donations from our Gift Your Gear initiative have helped them, on our Explore page.
What can I donate?
We accept clean, usable outdoor kit that does not require repair. This includes garments such as: waterproofs, warm jackets, fleeces, walking trousers, technical base layers, winter accessories like hats, scarves and gloves, and outdoor children’s wear. We also accept usable rucksacks, walking boots and wellies.
Is anything excluded?
If your outdoor kit is clean and useable, and fits into one of the categories stated in the answer above, we’ll be happy to take it off your hands and pass it on to one of our beneficiaries. Unfortunately, we can’t accept donations of outdoor equipment, such as that used for camping, climbing, snow sports or water sports. We are also unable to accept underwear, sleeping bags and any kit that is unclean and/or in need of repair.
I live outside the UK, can I still donate?
We are happy to accept donations to our Gift Your Gear initiative from outside the UK, although we are unable to cover the cost of postage for these donations.
Please send your useable outdoor kit donation to: Rohan Designs Ltd, Brunleys, Kiln Farm, Milton Keynes, MK11 3HR. Include a note to let us know the items are for donation, and we’ll be happy to distribute them to our beneficiaries.