Meg Rounsley I am a first year geography student at the University of Bristol, originally from Shropshire, aiming to raise £2000 for East African Playgrounds. Friends and family have done volunteering opportunities in Africa before and have said what an amazing experience it is and so I have always wanted to find an awesome charity to work with to be able to do the same. East African Playgrounds do all they can to make their volunteering trips as beneficial and sustainable as possible. Their projects have been shortlisted for numerous awards, including the Go Abroad award for sustainability, and they are also a certified operator of the Duke of Edinburgh Award. But above all, the charitable work they do makes a real difference to the daily lives of children in rural Uganda. Play is hugely important to a child's learning, in fact the United Nations categorised it as one of a child's fundamental human rights due to its significance to their development and wellbeing. In June I will be heading off to Uganda as part of a team to meet with local children aiding with their creative play programme and helping construct a playground at their school. Meg Rounsley