Care providers huddle together for penguin parade

Date published: 7 March 2024

The team from Droitwich Spa Hospital stand with Sara Matthews of St Richard's Hospice and Spirit the adult penguin statue outside the Hospital's main entrance.A Worcestershire-based private hospital is partnering with the county’s hospice to sponsor a penguin for the great Waddle of Worcester.

Droitwich Spa Hospital, part of Circle Health Group, offers private treatment and services for patients living in Droitwich Spa, Worcester, Kidderminster, Bromsgrove and the surrounding areas.

A Wild in Art event, the sculpture trail is being delivered by St Richard’s Hospice in its fortieth year caring for patients and loved ones across the county.

Claire Davenport, Executive Director, Droitwich Spa Hospital, said: “As a local hospital, we’re very aware of the exceptional care St Richard’s has provided over the last four decades across our community.  A charity which has touched the hearts of many – including our own team here – we couldn’t be prouder to be supporting our local hospice.

“Our team members have also loved collecting the St Richard’s giraffes and elephants around Worcester in previous years. We’re delighted to be adding a Droitwich Spa Hospital penguin into the waddle.”

Sara Matthews, Business Development Manager for St Richard’s Hospice, said: “It’s really wonderful to welcome Droitwich Spa Hospital to our hospice huddle.

“The team have selected an absolutely beautiful design which will be brought to life by a local artist in the months ahead.  We can’t wait for everyone to see the artistry that’s going into this year’s trail when we launch on 22 July.”

Forty large penguins will be designed by artists from Worcestershire and beyond.  Forty chicks will be lovingly painted by local schools and community groups.

You can follow the great Waddle of Worcester on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

The great Waddle of Worcester is supported by Presenting Partners; Crowngate, DRPG, Worcester City Council and Worcestershire Ambassadors, Community and Education Partner; Worcester BID and Media Partners; the Worcester News and BBC Hereford & Worcester.

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To discuss sponsorship opportunities, call Sara Matthews, Business Development Manager, on 01905 763963, or email [email protected]

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