Jessie Ayres This June 2019 I have teamed up with the amazing charity East African Playgrounds to help give the gift of play to the children of Uganda. I will be venturing into the heart of Uganda for a month in order to live and work within a local community to help install a playground for a primary school as well as running creative play and crafts sessions with the children we’re working with.

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child states that every child has the right “to engage in play and recreational activity” but sadly, for many children in underprivileged parts of the world this basic necessity simply isn’t reflected in reality and I want to help change this. Play is incredibly important for children’s learning and the development of social skills and problem solving leading to greater achievement and providing them with a much brighter future.

To help do this I need to raise £2,000 and your donation could make a massive difference to provide these children with a better way of life. Every £50 could provide a week of arts and play sessions and every £25 could provide an interactive play area or a small herd of toy animals!

This is an incredible charity that needs your support so please donate what you can to help me give these children back their childhoods and make a sustainable difference to their lives with the gift of play! Thank you so much! Jessie Ayres