Welcome to Play Action International, formerly East African Playgrounds in the UK. Read about our rebrand.

Jess Poole – Fundraising Officer

Jess became committed to the cause when volunteering with Play Action International back in 2017/2018 as a Challenge Leader for Loughborough Rag. She saw first hand the impact her team and fundraising was having in Uganda and became inspired to pursue a career in the third sector. In 2019, Jess did her Placement in Corporate Social Responsibility as a Corporate Fundraiser for The Prince of Wales Hospice. After graduating as a Fine Art Student in July 2021, she immediately joined the PAI family, fitting right in, as our Fundraising Officer. She now uses her networking, collaborative and relationship building skills to assist our volunteers to gain sponsorship deals, corporate partners and general fundraising ideas. Jess currently account manages the hundreds of fundraisers we have, getting them excited and prepared for their challenge or project.