Sarah Robinson I've signed up to the Uganda Volunteer Project with the charity 'East African Playgrounds' to raise £800 to help bring the gift of play to the children of Uganda.

I will be going to Uganda in July 2019 to live and work within a local primary school to help build a playground.

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. Play has an incredible benefit on a child's development and I believe every child should have this opportunity. It builds physical, social, emotional and cognitive skills. It also gives them a space in which to make sense of the world and exercise freedom of thought.

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

"What a difference your donation makes":

- £5.11 gives one child their childhood back through access to safe, fun and child-focused playground

- £21.83 educates a teacher on the importance of play in education and creates a peer network for them to share their learning in

- £73.80 equips a former street child with everything they need to learn the basics of welding, from their own set of work boots through to ear defenders and glasses

- £131 teaches a community of care-givers and educators about the importance of play at home and school, as well as how to maintain their playground

- £197.61 trains a former street child for a month, helping them to become a qualified builder or welder through our apprentice scheme

Please help me to reach my fundraising target by giving whatever you can- any donation would make a difference.

Please note: if you are a relative of mine, you cannot gift aid your donation due to charity law. Sarah Robinson