A cheque was presented to Matthew Court for £560 for the ‘East African Playground’ charity.
Matthew is an ex-students who took a gap year in 2012 to travel to the Jinja region of Uganda to work for the charity for a year and help build playgrounds.
He is set to return in the summer of 2015 and needs to raise £700-£1000 for the charity. He will pay for his own flights, other travel and his accommodation will be school classrooms for four weeks.
Year 10 students decided to support Matthew and the ‘East African Playground’ project and donated half of the money raised from a non-school uniform day. Matthew delivered an assembly to the Year 10’s on 16 April about this summer’s project and was presented with a cheque that will help build playgrounds.
Matthew is currently in his second year at St John’s University, York studying History. Good luck!