Doctor calls on city’s penguins

Date published: 4 October 2023

A group of private GPs providing individualised care for patients and families across Worcestershire and neighbouring counties is partnering with the local hospice.

Linbury Doctors is sponsoring the great Waddle of Worcester, which will see eighty penguins brighten up city streets, green spaces and shopping areas for eight weeks from July 2024.

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

Dr Lucy Ansell, Medical Director for Linbury Doctors, said: “Penguins are very family-orientated creatures and here at Linbury Doctors we know there’s nothing more important than your loved ones. We’re here to provide holistic care for the whole family – from the comfort of your own home – 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

“We have an open-door policy where our patients can ring, message or email their dedicated GP directly as a part of their affordable membership package. Face-to-face appointments are always available on the same day for urgent matters and also as pre-bookable routine appointments at a time to suit you.”

Sara Matthews, Business Development Manager for St Richard’s Hospice, said: “It’s wonderful to welcome Linbury Doctors to our hospice huddle as fellow care providers to families all over the county.

“Each sponsor is able to choose the artwork which adorns their sculpture and we’re excited to see which design the Linbury team will bring to life next summer.”

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.

Join the huddle

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

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