Rebecca Brearley

I've signed up to take on the Gorilla Trek with the charity East African Playgrounds to raise £2,000 to give children their childhood through play. Play has incredible benefits to a child's development and I believe every child deserves the opportunity as it not only builds physical, social, emotional and cognitive skills, but provides them a space in which they can exercise freedom of thought and make sense of the world. East African Playgrounds build playgrounds all over Uganda - including refugee camps - helping to empower some of the world's most disadvantaged children.
To raise this money, I will be spending three weeks in Uganda - taking on every kind of terrain possible (mountains, lakes and jungles) before volunteering on a playground build.
Every penny donated will go to a non-profit focussed on developing East Africa. From the £2,000 I raise:
£300 will go to the Ugandan Wildlife Authority to help the conservation efforts of the gorillas I will be visiting.
£600 will go on project costs of food, accommodation 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.
The remaining £1,100 will go direct to East African Playgrounds to fund their incredible work.
Please donate anything you can, and help give children their childhoods.

Rebecca Brearley