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Wicker woman wows shoppers in Bath

The wicker woman was a striking addition to the busy city centre. Credit: ITV West Country

A wicker sculpture of a woman and her baby has been attracting crowds in Bath. Hundreds of passers-by stopped to tie ribbons onto the seven-feet-tall statue in a gesture of solidarity with mothers across east Africa.

A mother and son show solidarity with those in Africa. Credit: ITV West Country

People of ages took the opportunity to help transform the bare wicker of the statue into a multicoloured structure that is full of life.

It's the idea of the Bath-based charity Send A Cow, which is raising funds to support mothers across east Africa.

Send A Cow wants to help mothers and babies in East Africa. Credit: ITV West Country

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, CEO, Send a Cow
Jessica was delighted to tie a ribbon on the sculpture on Saturday. Credit: ITV West Country

The charity's Mother & Child appeal has the backing of the UK Government, which has agreed to double all donations before 31 December.

The wicker structure has been transformed with hundreds of multi-coloured ribbons. Credit: ITV West Country

The Mother and Baby sculpture was on display next to the Roman Baths and will now be on show outside St Swithin's Church in Walcot for the next two weeks.

The sculpture is being moved from Stall Street to St Swithin's Church. Credit: ITV West Country