CHILDREN visiting Millets Farm this Easter will have the chance to name a cow in Africa.

The farm, near Abingdon, will also have a life-size pretend cow youngsters can milk during its Farmer Carter Easter event.

Promoting the work done by charity Send A Cow, between April 6 and 20 Millets will run a free competition to find a name for a cow it has funded.

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Along with local developer Hayfield Homes, it has sponsored the £650 cost of buying one of the animals for a farmer in Africa.

Daren Fisher, operations manager, said: "It's super exciting and a lovely message. Kids will get the chance to milk the cow and name the one that is going to help people in Africa."

When Send A Cow started in 1988 it sent surplus livestock from the UK but now sources animals locally.