Jonathan Rowland-Orme I've signed up with the charity East African Playground to raise £2,000 to give children their childhood through play. Play has an incredible benefit on a child's development and I believe every child should have this opportunity because it builds physical, social, emotional and cognitive skills. it also gives them space in which to make sense of the world and exercise freedom of thought.

East African Playground builds playground's across Uganda - including refugee camps -helping to empower some of the world's most disadvantaged children.

'What a difference your donation makes':

£5.11 gives one child their childhood back though access to a safe, fun and child-focussed playground.

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

£73.83 equips a former child with everything they need to learn the basics of welding, form their own set of work boots through to ear defenders and safety 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 mouth, helping them to become a qualified builder or welder through our apprenticeship scheme.

This summer I will be joining a team of paid Ugandan professional and other volunteers to help build a playground in Uganda. Please help me reach my fundraising target by giving whatever you can - any donation will make a difference.

I will be spending three weeks in Uganda - taking on every kind of terrain the world offers (mountains, lakes and jungles) before volunteering on a playground build myself. Of the £2,000 I raise, £300 will go to the Ugandan Wildlife Authority to help the conservation efforts of the gorilla I will be visiting. £600 will go on the project's cost of food, accommodation and travel, most of which will go to the non-project trek company, the home of Edirisa, who support the communities we will trek though. The remaining £1,100 will go directly to the east african Playgrounds to fund their incredible work.

*Please note, if you are a relative of mine you cannot gift aid your donation, according to charity law.

please donate what you can to give children in Uganda their childhoods.

I am also fundraising for my flights, so any money that I raise above the £2,000 can be reimbursed by the East African Playground to me (upon request), up to the cost of my flights. Jonathan Rowland-Orme