Charlotte Stocker This summer, I am raising money for East African Playgrounds. This is an amazing non-profit organisation which helps to build playgrounds so that Ugandan children can play. EAP aims to build playgrounds across the country, especially in refugee camps. The charity prides itself on its transparency, so you will be able to see where all your money goes!

Most of us could not imagine what our childhoods would have been like without play, yet this is the reality for many children in Uganda. Play helps children to build up social, cognitive, and creative skills, which are necessary skills in life. For some of the children, play can be a way to express themselves and deal with trauma. This shows how play can positively impact the lives of children, giving them a better start in life.

What could your donations do?
£10 - build a toy giraffe for the children of a community to play with.
£15 - builds a motorbike out of tyres, 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!

Once I have raised the money for the cause, I will be spending 3 weeks in Uganda, volunteering to build a playground. By donating to this cause, we can change the lives of children for generations to come! Charlotte Stocker