A Wild in Art trail, forty big, brrr-illiant, yellow-eyed penguins will go on display for eight weeks alongside forty chicks designed by local schools and community groups.

Each sculpture will be sponsored by a business and individually designed by an artist – either well-known or just starting out, from the Worcestershire area or further afield.

They’ll waddle in on Monday 22 July before leaving us all on Sunday 15 September 2024.

After this, there will be the chance to say a final ‘goodbye’ at Farewell Events, before each big penguin is auctioned to raise funds for St Richard’s Hospice and each chick returns to its forever home with schools and community groups.

There’s a way to go before the hospice huddle is here, but we hope you’ll join us on the journey towards summer 2024!

How penguins will power patient care

The great Waddle of Worcester is being brought to the city by St Richard’s Hospice. At the end of the trail, each big penguin and one chick will be auctioned to raise money for the charity’s free care to patients, loved ones and bereaved people in Worcestershire.

The charity has delivered two previous, hugely popular Wild in Art trails; Worcester Stands Tall, in summer 2018, and Worcester’s Big Parade, in summer 2021, which combined raised more than £700,000 for the care of patients and families.


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