Kelsey Reid-Jones I have signed up to the Gorilla Trek with the charity East African Playgrounds to raise £2,000 which will help to build a playground at a school.

Whilst in Uganda I will also be immersing myself in a local community, living and working alongside the locals, helping to support the development the community. As well as this, I will be going on a trek to find the last remaining Silverback Mountain Gorillas whose status has just recently been changed from ‘critically endangered’ to ‘endangered’, this visit will contribute to their conservation.

When you think of a playground you think of fun and games, the educational benefits of play are often overlooked. I will be assisting in a creative play programme to inspire children to learn, explore and develop themselves for a brighter future.

Could you help give the gift of play? A donation of any size would be greatly appreciated and will help to change the lives of Ugandan children for the better.

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

Thank you :) Kelsey Reid-Jones