(NEWS.COM.AU) — A BRITISH girl playing Mary in a re-enactment of the Christmas story will have to wear a helmet when she parades through her town on a donkey.
Libby Doorman, eight, will have a riding hat tucked under her robes when she takes part in the church-organised nativity play through Neath in south Wales, in case she falls off.
"We've got to consider that Mary will be riding a donkey on a public highway," said Mark Barrett, 44, a youth worker at The Bridge Church in Neath, who has organised Saturday's performance.
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"I know that the donkey will not be moving very quickly but we have a duty of care to the child," he said.
"And if she is going on a public highway, then she has to wear a riding hat."