Ellie Procter I have signed up with the charity ‘East African Playgrounds’, to raise £2,000, which will help bring the gift of play to the children of Uganda. Learning through play is something we take for granted and is essential for the growth and development of all children. I believe that every child should have the right to play and the opportunity to grow and develop social, physical and cognitive skills in a fun way!

I will be going on the Uganda trek to find the last remaining Silverback Mountain Gorillas, as well as living and working within a local community; building a playground for a local school and helping the teachers educate their pupils through play.

A playground is a classroom in disguise and will provide the children with an opportunity to play and stretch their learning through exploration, whilst spending time with their friends. Your donation will make a huge difference to the lives of Ugandan children.

In addition, any money raised above £2000 can be reimbursed to me by the ‘East African Playgrounds’ charity as a contribution towards the cost of my flights.

This is a huge opportunity to make a difference to those in need; I would be extremely grateful if you could help towards my fundraising? Many thanks. Ellie Procter