Charley Hanson-Meekins I've signed up to the Gorilla Trek with the charity, East African Playgrounds to raise £2,000 to help bring the gift of play to the children of Uganda.

I will be going to Uganda to trek to find the last remaining Silverback Mountain Gorilla's as well as living and working within a local community to build a playground for a school.

A playground is a classroom in disguise, children don't know they are learning, they don't feel like they are learning, but really they are taking in the whole world whilst playing with their friends. Play is in an important factor in the wellbeing and development of a child. East African Playgrounds strives to ensure that every child should access their right to a childhood and no youth should be left without the skills to develop.

I am also fundraising for my flights, so any money that I raise above the £2000 can be reimbursed by East African Playgrounds, upon request, up to the cost of my flight.

I want to give this gift to the children of Uganda, any donations to support my journey and this incredible charity would be very much appreciated!

A breakdown of where the costs go can be found at https://www.eastafricanplaygrounds.org/gorilla-trek-details Charley Hanson-Meekins