Sculpture adopted as mascot

The Radford family from Morecambe celebrate Comic Relief at the Venus and Cupid sculpture. Many supporters and community groups are rallying behind the fight to save the piece of artwork.
The Radford family from Morecambe celebrate Comic Relief at the Venus and Cupid sculpture. Many supporters and community groups are rallying behind the fight to save the piece of artwork.
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Good causes are adopting a Morecambe sculpture as their ‘mascot’ as the battle to save it hots up.

Supporters of International Downs Syndrome Day will hold a get-together around the Venus and Cupid structure on Marine Road East on March 21.

International Woman’s Day has also chosen the artwork of a mother swinging her child as its symbol.

Poulton Kindergarten will hold an Easter bonnet parade and daffodil laying at the sculpture in April, while local yoga group Yoni Yoga will hold 
a ‘group flash dance’ there in May.

“We aim to get the statue firmly into Morecambrians’ consciousness,” said Jean Anderson, from the Venus and Cupid Arts Trust.

“All of these groups involving women or families see the emblem of Venus as representing motherhood and femininity.”

Recently the trust chose Morecambe mum Sue Radford, star of Channel 4’s ‘16 Kids and Counting’, as the sculpture’s ambassador for motherhood.

The trust is trying to raise £10,000 to secure Venus and Cupid’s future and is over halfway to its target.