Keira Norris Hi I'm Keira and I have signed up with the charity East African Playgrounds to raise money 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 a space in which to make sense of the world and exercise freedom of thought.

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

The difference your donation makes:

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

£21.83 educates a teach on the importance of including 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 basic of welding, from their own set of work boots 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 apprenticeship scheme.

Over the next year, I am aiming to raise at £2000 for the construction of a playground in Uganda. Please help me reach and hopefully exceed my fundraising target by giving whatever you can - any donation will make a difference!

This is an incredible cause that really needs your support, so please donate what you can to give children in Uganda their childhoods.

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