Adam Harris I've signed up to take on the Gorilla Trek with the charity East African Playgrounds to raise £2,000 to give children their childhood through play. When I think back to my favourite time at primary school, it was running outside at break to play on the playground, but not everybody has this experience. I believe every child should have the chance to develop through play, just as I did, and build physical, social, emotional and cognitive skills. East African Playgrounds build playgrounds all over Uganda, helping to empower some of the world's most disadvantaged children.

Examples of what you can fund with a donation are...

£10 - builds a toy giraffe for the children of a community to play with

£15 - builds a motorbike out of tires, allowing kids to engage their creativity in role-play scenarios

£20 - funds safety equipment for a disadvantaged young adult, helping them to be safe as they start their meaningful employment with East African Playgrounds

£50 - builds a table with space for board games such as checkers or snakes and ladders

To raise this money, I will be spending three weeks in Uganda, trekking over mountains and through jungles, as well as kayaking across lakes. I will then volunteer on a playground build myself. Every penny donated will go to a non-profit focussed on developing East Africa.

Of the £2,000 I raise, £300 will go to the Ugandan Wildlife Authority to help the conservation efforts of the gorillas I will be visiting. £600 will go on project costs of food, accommodation and travel, most of which will go to the non-profit trek company, and the remaining £1,100 will go directly to East African Playgrounds to fund their incredible work.

I will be extremely grateful for any donations, thank you! Adam Harris