Back to back In the face of attack We take the blows The stones you throw The insults to our face Still standing strong Speaking for those Who conflict has misplaced Side by side We don’t stand alone For the children who’ve died Or still don’t have a home Though we may bruise And we may bleed We choose The hungry mouths to feed We need no weapons To serve as soldiers Only words to reflect on Both shoulder to shoulder We may seem small And the risks are grave Through them all We stand tall There are children to save.
“We are pleased to commission Nick Eames to create ‘The Sisters’ sculpture to commemorate the outstanding achievements of Eglantyne and Dorothy Jebb, who were born in Ellesmere, Shropshire. One hundred years ago they set up the ‘Save the Children’ Fund, at a meeting in the Albert Hall, and it has continued to carry out its vital humanitarian role across the world until the present day.
During 2019-20 in Ellesmere, Ellesmere Sculpture Initiative is celebrating the work of these extraordinary, but largely forgotten, sisters through a range of local events and activities. These include a research programme, talks and exhibitions, a day Seminar on April 1st 2020 and the creation of a Jebb Garden which will feature Nick’s Sisters sculpture as a permanent tribute to the women.
The Jebb Garden to be sited in the mere-side public gardens will also feature an interactive ‘Labyrinth’ and ‘Refuge’ sculpture, representing the journeys of refugee children displaced by conflict and natural disasters.”