Win a cow this Christmas
PUBLISHED: 11:25 27 November 2012 | UPDATED: 22:26 20 February 2013
Bath's charity cow looks for a name, takes a bath and meets the Mayor!
Win a cow this Christmas
Baths charity cow looks for a name, takes a bath and meets the Mayor!
This Christmas families in Bath will be coming nose to nose with a life sized fibreglass cow thats on a nationwide journey to find a name!
Residents and visitors are invited to join the herd of people whove already met the cow, to name it and win a life-sized cow of their very own for their school, allotment or garden this Christmas. The Mayor of Bath has even met the cow to give it a name of his own!
The unique competition, run by Bath-based international development charity Send a Cow, celebrates 25 years of cows saving lives in Africa and has picked up numerous famous supporters on the way!
Dame Judi Dench said: I would call my cow Guinevere! Ive been a supporter of Send a Cow for several years and always been impressed with the amount of good they do.
Actress, Joanna Lumley said: I would either call her Ermintrude, whom I voiced in the Magic Roundabout film or the Cow-i-Noor after the famous Indian diamond, if she's especially elegant.
TV presenter Helen Skelton, says: Ivenamed my cow Meatloaf'.
This fantastic friesian started its UK tour in Edinburgh and has been visiting over 25 cities, including Newcastle, London, Portsmouth and Bristol, meeting as many families as possible to find a new name and a new home! The competition winner will be able to commission one of Send a Cows artists to customise their prize cow, making it one of a kind. The charity will then give the winning name to the first real cow it gives to an African family in 2013.
Local volunteer for the charity Jackie Laws said: I am thrilled that the cow is back home in Bath! Send a Cow has been based in the West Country, and helping over a million poor families in Africa for 25 years now. Ive given talks and raised money for Send a Cow in Bath and people have always been so generous that I know they will get behind this fun competition one hundred percent!
Ive seen how real cows really do save lives in Africa and it is amazing to see the difference that one cow makes. With milk to drink and manure for the land poor families soon have money for clothes, an education and real hope for the future.
The cow is on the mooove right across the UK. Follow her progress on Twitter via @Tweetacow using the hashtag #Winacow.And enter the competition online at http://www.winacow.org.uk/