Pippa Middleton has displayed her growing baby bump in a chic polka dot jumpsuit as she unveiled a new sculpture at a school for deaf children.
The Duchess of Cambridge’s younger sister, 35, looked chic in a navy polka dot jumpsuit as she visited the Mary Hare School for Deaf Children in Newbury, Berkshire, near her family home.
Pippa – who is believed to be expecting her first child with husband James Matthews next month – unveiled a limited edition bronze sculpture created by Sophie Ryder to raise money to build new facilities at the school, where she is an ambassador.
She and Sophie visited the school to show the children the artwork earlier this month, while a private party was held in London on Thursday night to celebrate the launch.
Pippa Middleton displayed her growing baby bump as she visited a school in the Mary Hare School for Deaf Children in Newbury, Berkshire
Pippa, who is due to give birth to her first child in October, has unveiled a new sculpture with artist Sophie Ryder to raise funds for the school. The pair visited the Mary Hare School for Deaf Children earlier this month (above)
Only 50 sculptures – priced at £6,000 – are being produced, with each numbered bronze supplied with a certificate of authenticity signed by both Sophie and Pippa.
Pippa approached artist Sophie earlier this year for her help in raising funds for the pupils at Mary Hare School, which is near her family home in Bucklebury.
Sophie, who previously ran a week of workshops at the school, agreed to create an exclusive piece of sculpture to raise money to build new primary facilities.
Speaking about the project, Pippa said: ‘Mary Hare School is a wonderful place, and I am constantly inspired by its staff, and especially by its children.
Pippa, who is an ambassador for the Mary Hare School for Deaf Children, looked chic in a polka dot jumpsuit as she visited the school
Pippa and artist Sophie Ryder posed for a picture with children at the school, as they showed them the new limited edition sculpture
‘I am proud and honoured to be its Ambassador, and I am delighted to be launching this initiative to raise crucial funds for its new primary school.’
The launch of the fundraising project comes just weeks before Pippa – who is in her third trimester – is due to give birth to her first child.
Earlier this month, she and husband James, 43, were seen visiting their new nephew for the first time, following the birth of Spencer Matthews and Vogue Williams’ first child.
Pippa appears to have taken her pregnancy in her stride, revealing how she has been keeping up her fitness throughout.
Pippa (pictured posing with the sculpture) approached artist Sophie earlier this year for her help in raising funds for the pupils at Mary Hare School, which is near her family home
Pippa (pictured with artist Sophie) described the school as a ‘wonderful place’ and said she is ‘constantly inspired by its staff, and especially by its children’
Earlier this month, Pippa explained how she had been turning to ballet-inspired barre classes to help with her movement.
Writing in her column for Waitrose Weekend, she said: ‘Having the agility to bend down is not what it was.
‘I feel far from a ballerina, but I’m equally determined not to break into a penguin-style waddle and plod around with bad posture.
‘So with this in mind, I’ve continued to embrace barre-inspired workouts throughout pregnancy — a form of exercise taken from ballet which involves the small, isolated movements that develop flattering muscle tone or so I hope.’
The launch of the fundraising project comes just weeks before Pippa (pictured with Sophie) is due to give birth to her first child
Only 50 Maryhare sculptures – priced at £6,000 – (above) are being produced, with each numbered bronze supplied with a certificate of authenticity signed by both Sophie and Pippa