Frances EASTOL 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 trek to find the last remaining Silverback Mountain Gorilla's as well as living and working within a local community to build a playgrounds 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. It also gives them a space in which to make sense of the world and exercise freedom of thought.

East African Playgrounds build playgrounds across Uganda - including refugee camps - helping to empower some of the world's most disadvantaged children.

I want to give this gift to the children of Uganda, can you please help by donating towards my fundraising.

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

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