Evesham firm sponsors Waddle of Worcester penguin - The Evesham Observer

Evesham firm sponsors Waddle of Worcester penguin

Evesham Editorial 4th Mar, 2024   0

A WORCESTER school will be taking place in its very first penguin art trail thanks to funding from an Evesham accountancy firm.

PSG Bowdens will be sponsoring Flyford Flavell Primary School’s participation in the great Waddle of Worcester – St Richard’s Hospice’s penguin sculpture trail throughout the city.

The great Waddle of Worcester event forty chicks will be lovingly painted by local schools and community groups. Currently, each penguin chick is a blank canvas.

Rosalind Bennett, headteacher Flyford Flavell Primary School, said: “It’s fair to say that everyone in the school community – from pre-school age right up to our staff – is extremely excited to be part of the great Waddle.

“Having watched the previous giraffe and elephant trails unfold with great wonder, it will be fantastic to have our own penguin who will come back to join the school family next autumn. We would like to thank everyone at PSG Bowdens for helping us take part.”

Once transformed, their dazzling designs will be displayed in city shop windows and at Crowngate Shopping Centre during the eight-week trail before being returned to their creators as a lasting memory of the project.

Tania Jones, partner at PSG Bowdens, said: “We’re very proud to be sponsoring a baby penguin, meaning that children from Flyford Flavell Primary can waddle in Worcester.

“We’re sure the experience of designing, decorating and then seeing their work of art on display in the city is one which will live on in the memories of pupils and their families for years to come.”

The great Waddle of Worcester is supported by Community and Education Partner Worcester BID.

Sam McCarthy, chief executive of Worcester BID, said: “The great waddle is such a brilliant opportunity for local schools and groups to be a part of something really special.

“Once again Worcester will be transformed into a fun, free art space this summer with thousands of people enjoying the creative talents of local young people and community group members.”

The Waddle will run from Monday 22 July until Sunday 15 September.

In October 2024, forty large penguin sculpture will be auctioned off to raise funds for the care provided by St Richard’s Hospice to patients living with a serious progressive illness and their loved ones.

To sponsor a penguin contact Sara Matthews, business development manager, at [email protected] or call 01905 763963.

Visit www.waddleofworcester.co.uk for more information.

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