Travel agent helps bring magic to Worcester

Date published: 30 August 2023

A city centre independent travel agency which helps clients visit magical destinations is helping bring some magic to the heart of Worcester next summer.

arrangeMY escape has joined a growing number of county businesses supporting next summer’s penguin-themed art trail in Worcester which will raise funds for St Richard’s Hospice.

Established in 1990, the award-winning travel team has supported the county’s hospice over many years and sponsored a giraffe in the charity’s very first art trail in 2018. General Manager at arrangeMY escape, Jennifer Lynch, said:

“We’ve seen the amazing things St Richard’s does for patients and families, making time spent under their care as personal and special as possible.

“When we saw that the hospice was calling for local businesses to help make the penguin trail possible we jumped at the chance to be part of our second trail. We’re usually helping our clients make memories in hand-picked destinations away from home, so it’s fantastic to be helping create some more art trail magic on our doorsteps instead.”

The great Waddle of Worcester opens on Monday, 22 July and runs for eight weeks until Sunday, 15 September 2024.

A Wild in Art event, it will be the third art trail brought to the city by St Richard’s.

Sara Matthews, Business Development Manager for St Richard’s, said: “Our penguins had great fun with the arrangeMY escape team and Spirit was eyeing up a holiday to meet Father Christmas in their window!

“For eight weeks the great Waddle allows us to provide fun, free days out for a community which gives so much to us as a hospice.  The sculpture auction at the end helps us to continue our care for patients and their loved ones. We’re so grateful to everyone at arrangeMY Escape for waddling with us.”

Forty large penguins will be designed by artists and selected by sponsors to appear along the six-mile route. To register interest as an artist visit our Artist page.

Forty baby penguins will be available for adoption by local schools and community groups. To register interest as a school or community group visit or Schools page.

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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