Susie Lord My background is working with pre-school aged children all the way up to young adults and have witnessed how play is such a vital part of a child's life. My experience may be extensive in relation to working in the Uk, so I would love to expand this further and develop my knowledge worldwide.

I am currently and Occupational Therapy student at Bournemouth University, and am keen to understand other cultures, and their experiences of engaging in occupations. As play is one of the main occupations children engage in I am excited to be able to be a part of building a playground, working with the people of Uganda and with the children to create a stimulating environment where great play happens.

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'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.

As an added bonus of my trip I will be going to Uganda trek to find the last remaining Silverback Mountain Gorilla's, experiencing the beautiful country as well as living and working within a local community to build a playgrounds for a school.

I am so passionate about this project and want to give this gift to the children of Uganda, can you please help by donating towards my fundraising.

A breakdown of where the costs go can be found at https://www.eastafricanplaygrounds.org/gorilla-trek-details
Susie Lord