Lucy Knott I've signed up to the Gorilla Trek with the charity, East African Playgrounds to raise £2,000 to help bring the gift of play to the children of Uganda.

Next summer in June 2019, I will be joining a team of paid Ugandan professionals 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!

As little as £5.11 gives one child their childhood back through access to 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; £73.80 equips a former street child with everything they need to learn the basics of welding, from their own set of work boots through 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 East African Playgrounds's apprenticeship scheme.

I will spend three weeks in Uganda, taking on different kinds of terrain the world offers (mountain, lakes and jungles) before volunteering on a playground build myself.

*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.

A playground is a classroom in disguise, children don't know they are learning, they don't feel like they are learning, but really they are taking in the whole world whilst playing with their friends.

I want to give this gift to the children of Uganda, can you please help by donating towards my fundraising.

Thank you. Lucy Knott