Hannah James-Synnott I've signed up with the charity East African Playgrounds to raise £1,500 to help me build a playground for a school in Uganda.

This is an amazing experience for me to participate in. The three week trip will begin with a five day trek to see the last wild Silverback Mountain Gorillas in the wild. I will be spending a week living in the community and building a playground for a selected local school. These playgrounds last for years and years and will benefit many many children.

playgrounds are a thing we take for granted in this country. Schools and parks have them plentifully. In Uganda, many children have to make do with an empty field.

A space for children to play is essential. Children primarily learn through play and it helps their physical and mental development. Having a space to play gives them the opportunity to learn life skills such as communication, coordination and cooperation skills. The amount of play time a child recieves in childhood correlates with how successful they are in adulthood.

To help me achieve this you can contribute towards my fundraising. Even a little will help!

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