Zara Sharples I've signed up with the charity East African Playground to raise £2000 to give children their childhood through play. Play has an incredible benefit on a child's development and I believe every child should have this opportunity because it builds physical, social, emotional and cognitive skills. It also gives them a space in which to make sense of the world and exercise freedom of thought.
East African playground build playgrounds across Uganda-including refugee camps helping to empower some of the world's most disadvantaged children.

'What a difference your donation makes':

£5.11 gives one child their childhood back through access to a 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 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 including 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 the apprenticeship scheme.

This summer I will spend three weeks in Uganda, please help me reach my fundraising target by giving whatever you can- any donation will make a difference!

I am also fundraising for my flights, so any money that I raise above £2000 can be reimbursed by East African Playgrounds to me up to the cost of my flight.

Please donate what you can to give Children in Uganda their childhoods.

Zara Sharples