Young people need to get outdoors for their physical and emotional wellbeing, Ms Howcroft said

Young people need to get outdoors for their physical and emotional wellbeing, Ms Howcroft said

It’s time to root out that outdoor gear you’re never going to wear again and put it to good use.

Retailer Rohan is again taking in unwanted outdoor clothing for the Gift Your Gear scheme during the month of September.

Anyone dropping off their qualifying surplus outdoor clothing at a Rohan shop will get a 15 per cent discount on the day off any full-price purchase in the store.

And Rohan will also give Gift Your Gear a brand new child’s waterproof for every children’s waterproof jacket donated by members of the public.

Partnering the unwanted with the needed, Gift Your Gear has donated outdoor clothing and equipment to more than 300 UK-based charities and youth organisations working with young people in the outdoors.

Having the right clothing and equipment helps to ensure that outdoor experiences are safe and enjoyable, it said.

Founder Sarah Howcroft said: “Young people need to get outdoors for their physical and emotional wellbeing.

“The sun doesn’t always shine; the gear you donate will help ensure their early experiences in the great outdoors are safe and enjoyable.”

All 56 Rohan shops are acting as collecting points for the unwanted gear during September.

A Gift Your Gear spokesperson said: “Enabling others to benefit from life-changing experiences in the great outdoors regardless of their circumstances, Gift Your Gear accepts all unwanted waterproofs, fleeces, outdoor trousers, insulated jackets, gloves, hats, boots and rucksacks, regardless of brand. Gift Your Gear: it belongs outdoors.”

More details are on the Gift Your Gear website.

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