We invited the people of Bath to tie a ribbon on our interactive sculpture as part of the Mother & Child appeal.

The fantastic wicker mother and child sculpture was made by artist Carole Beavis. Standing at seven ft tall, the impressive sculpture attracted a lot of attention in Bath city centre, where she was based for three days. 

We were thrilled to have Bath Mayor Coucillor Ian Gilchrist, Bath MP Wera Hobhouse and Olympic gold medallist Amy Williams (along with her son Oscar) help launch the installation. 

Passers-by were asked to tie a ribbon on to the sculpture to show their support for mothers in Africa. People of all ages took part and transformed the bare sculpture with the colourful ribbons. We were overwhelmed with support, with over 2000 people tying on ribbons. 

You still have the chance to see the beautiful wicker woman at St Swithins Church, Bath, where it is on display for two weeks.

The installation was part of our Mother & Child appeal which is raising funds to support mothers across east Africa. Every pound donated will be doubled by the UK Government until 31 December. 

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Check out our gallery of images from the event. 

Tie a Coloured Ribbon