British based Kenyan charity Send a Cow have been attracting crowds with their wicker Mother and Child sculpture with hundreds of passers-by in Bath stopping to tie ribbons onto the seven-feet-tall statue in a gesture of solidarity with mothers across Kenya and the wider East African region.
People of ages have been stopping to attach coloured ribbons to the statue, turning the bare wicker creation into a multicoloured structure that is full of life.
The family-friendly interactive event is the idea of the Bath-based charity which is raising funds to support mothers across East Africa as part of its Mother and Child appeal.
“In sub-Saharan Africa, one third of children are stunted due to malnutrition. We believe that no mother should have to watch her child suffer from lack of food which is why we’re running our Mother & Child appeal.
“We want to support mothers across east Africa, giving them the training, skills and seeds to grow their own food so that they can feed their children and give them the best start in life.” – Paul Stuart, Send a Cow CEO
The Mother & Child appeal has the backing of the UK Government, which has agreed to double all donations before 31 December.
Initially, the Mother and Baby sculpture was on display next to the Roman Baths, but for the next two weeks, it will be on show outside St Swithin’s Church in Walcot.