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Oxfam papier-mache giant arrives at Millennium Bridge

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A group of Oxfam volunteers have walked with a giant scupture from Manchester to Bankside to highlight the need to provide healthcare for mothers around the world.

Oxfam papier-mache giant arrives at Millennium Bridge

The papier-maché pregnant giant made the group hard to ignore as they took their message, that a thousand women a day die during pregnancy and childbirth because of inadequate access to healthcare, to towns and villages.

The 'Oxfam Pramble' began at Manchester Town Hall on Saturday 19 March with the aim of reaching the Millennium Bridge by Mothering Sunday. The core team was joined by other supporters for short sections during the fifteen day journey which took in Knutsford, Chester, Oxford, Maidenhead and Staines.

Four prams were filled with messages written on children's building blocks. One was delivered to the Department for International Development before the group wheeled the giant mother on to the Millennium Bridge on Saturday, the eve of Mothering Sunday.

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