Ffinian Sullivan-Goulding Hi! I'm Ffin and I'm in my second year at Manchester University. This year I wanted to go abroad and volunteer to help out and to broaden my horizons, and after much searching I found that East African Playgrounds was the perfect way for me to spend my Summer.
A charity dedicated to improving lives, East African Playgrounds looks to give children their deserved childhoods through play. The organisation sends groups of volunteers (like me) out to villages in East Africa, where the locals will accommodate us. There, we will spend four weeks building a playground for the local children.
The plans will have already been made, so all we need to do is make use of our youthful strength. Professionals placed there will tell us what to do and how to do it, so the end result will be a product of wise, old minds and strong, young bodies- a perfect combination.
In addition to the playground, we will be running a creative play programme, in which we will be organising fun group activities for the children. It wasn't that long ago that we were kids, so we still remember what fun was like. These group activities will run five days a week for the entire run of the project, before the grand unveiling of the finished product.

If you're interested in donating, great! Your money will go a long way with the charity. For examples of what your donations can do:
-£25 could provide a small herd of toy animals for the children to play with
-£100 could fund a one-month educational play programme
-£250 could give the children a (state-of-the-art) climbing frame

Or if you wish to donate regularly:
-£5 a month could build a seesaw once a year
-£15 a month could fund the resources for the educational play training programme for a year
-£30 a month could provide full apprentice training to a young welder for a year

My fundraising target is £800, which I believe to be challenging, yet manageable. I know it's a cliché but the smallest amount of money really will help.
Every penny donated will help bring play into a child's life, so thank you for your generosity. Ffinian Sullivan-Goulding