Amy Wright Hi all!
I joined the Raising and Giving society at university and decided to take part in the Gorilla Trek and Playground Volunteer Project in Uganda. This involves helping the conservation of the last remaining endangered Silverback Gorillas and building a playground for the children in a rural school.

A playground gives children the opportunity to build physical, social, emotional and cognitive skills; as well as giving them space to make sense of the world and exercise freedom of thought. All of which most of us take for granted and wouldn't give it a second thought. East African Playgrounds build playgrounds all over Uganda- including refugee camps- helping some of the world's most disadvantaged children and importantly employing local people. In June I will be heading to Uganda to make this all happen- I need your help!

To raise money for this amazing charity, I will be trekking across various terrains in Uganda, including mountains, lakes, jungle and savannah and running various events here at uni and at home, as well as forcing myself to RUN A HALF MARATHON! #notanaturalrunner

In the summer I'll be joining a team of paid Ugandan professionals and other volunteers to build the playground. I can't wait to see their smiley faces when they see their very own playground! But it's only possible if I reach my target, and that means I need your help. Without your donations none of this will be possible; and I'm determined to build that playground.

Examples of what your donation will provide :
£10- builds a toy giraffe for the children of a community to play with
£15- builds a motorbike out of tyres, allowing kids to engage in their creativity in role play scenarios
£20- funds safety equipment for disadvantaged a 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!

If you believe in change, believe in me, want to help the amazing gorillas, give children their childhood or just need to do your good deed of the day, please please donate anything you can. Every penny donated goes towards non-profit organisations focussed on developing East Africa. I'm excited for this new challenge and seeing how much we can raise for this cause. I am so appreciative of any bit of help I can get. Thank you for your support, it's so encouraging and I love you all! HELP RAISE POUNDS FOR PLAYGROUNDS!! Amy Wright