Lucy Knott I've signed up to the Gorilla Trek with the charity, East African Playgrounds to raise £3,000 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.

A long weekend away to cost you next to nothing?! READ ON!
To everyone that donates £2 or more to my fundraising page or Chloe Rowe's fundraising page can be entered into our lucky dip draw. The prize is a FREE long weekend away to Burnham On Sea with Haven! The only expense to you is how you get there and your donation!
£2 donation= 1 ticket entry
£5 donation= 10 ticket entries
£10 donation= 30 ticket entries
£15 donation= 40 ticket entries
£15 + donation= 40 ticket entries

When you have donated please message me on Facebook with your contact details in case you're the lucky winner!
If you do not wish to be entered into the competition but still wish to donate please donate anonymously or add a comment to the donation stating you wish to be excluded.
Good Luck! We will announce the winner on the 28th February next year.

*Terms and Conditions*
Once the winner is drawn we will send you the contact details for our trusted adviser at Burnham On Sea who will be booking your stay
Winner will be sent a selection of available dates
Available dates for the winner will be out of Peak Season
Your food will not be supplied during your stay.

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.

Of the £2000 I raise, £300 will go to the Uganda Wildlife Authority to help the conservation efforts of the last remaining Silverback Mountain Gorilla's I will be visiting. £600 will go on project costs of food, accomodation and travel, most of which will go to the non-profit trek company, the Home of Edirisa, who support the communities we will trek through. £1,100 will go directly to East African Playgrounds to fund their incredible work. Any money I raise over my target will also go to East African Playgrounds.
*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 £2000 can be reimbursed by East African Playgrounds to me (upon request), up to the cost of my flight.

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