Josh Swaine

I have chosen to volunteer my time next summer building a playground for disadvantaged children in the African nation of Uganda. This opportunity will be provided by the charity East African Playgrounds and to this end I will be raising £800 to provide this opportunity for children to enjoy their childhood through play. As well as allowing children the option to relax and have fun, there are several crucial benefits to allowing children access to a playground. These include significant improvements in motor, social and cognitive skills, such as problem solving, as well as proven psychological benefits ranging from stress relief and improved concentration, to helping children better handle difficult circumstances.

As part of the project I will be helping East African Playgrounds in their aim to empower some of the world's most disadvantaged children through the power of play. This allows children to enjoy this crucial period of their lives, a privilege many in our country take for granted, yet is not available to many in countries such as Uganda.

Next summer, I will be working alongside my fellow volunteers and a group of Ugandan professionals to make this opportunity a reality. Please help me to reach my fundraising target, I will be incredibly grateful for any donations that are made; no matter how small, as everything counts. I thank you in advance for your generosity.

Josh Swaine