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An installation of 150 baby grows is on display today at St Martin in the Fields Church in London from 10-18 May.

The display illustrates the stark reality that a woman is 150 times more likely to die in childbirth in Sierra Leone than in the UK.

The installation raises awareness of the shocking maternal death rate as part of Christian Aid Week (12-18 May 2019). 

The baby grows have been donated by mums from all walks of life including MPs Luciana Berger, Jo Swinson, Seema Kennedy and Alison Thewliss, BBC broadcasters Emma Barnett and Kate Bottley, ITN newsreader Romilly Weeks and actress Jemma Powell.

Pre-loved baby grows are displayed as a symbol of solidarity with mums in Sierra Leone.
Pre-loved baby grows on display as a symbol of solidarity with mums in Sierra Leone – the world's most dangerous place to give birth.

During Christian Aid Week supporters in churches across Britain and Ireland will volunteer their time, coming together to raise much-needed funds to provide much-needed healthcare in poor communities around the world.

Following the installation at St Martin’s the baby grows will be donated to a UK charity working with families in need.

Feeling inspired? Add your voice on social media using the hashtag #StandUp4Mums or make a life-saving donation