Malvern-based company goes big on penguins

Date published: 1 November 2023

2 members of staff from Malvern Panalytical stand with Sara Matthews of St Richard's Hospice and Spirit and Hoiho the penguin statues in a light, airy room.

A Malvern-based company which uses the power of small things to make big things happen is partnering with the county’s hospice to magnify its next public art trail.

Malvern Panalytical, a specialist instrument provider helping industries and researchers to understand the world with absolute precision, is joining the great Waddle of Worcester. The company will sponsor two of 80 adult and baby penguin sculptures which will bring smiles to the city from July 2024.

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

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.

Liz Oxborough, Finance Director, said: “We all loved the Big Parade two years ago, so much so that one of the trail’s elephants now sits proudly in our reception area.

“Sponsoring our own penguin and supporting a local school to take part not only allows us to be part of a much-loved community event but to support the care that the hospice provides to patients and loved ones all over the county.  We’re very proud to be waddling with St Richard’s.”

Sara Matthews, Business Development Manager for St Richard’s Hospice, said: “Our art trails give us the chance to work with some really fantastic community-spirited local organisations, including our friends at Malvern Panalytical.

“The team gets involved in all kinds of incredible projects, helping their customers develop products ranging from life-saving vaccines and nutritious foods to sustainable building materials and renewable energy sources. We’re delighted to welcome them to our hospice huddle, helping us make Worcester’s third public art trail bigger and better than ever before.”

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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