Housing association forms huddle for penguin parade

8 July 2024
2 mins

This summer Worcester will welcome a waddle of penguins as it is transformed into a free, fun art space supporting a local charity, and Platform Property Care is delighted to be supporting this summer long initiative.

Platform Property Care has teamed up with The Hopmarket Charity and insurance broker, Sutcliffe & Co to sponsor a penguin sculpture for the Wild in Art initiative, the great Waddle of Worcester, brought to the city by St Richard’s Hospice.

This summer’s event builds on two previous hospice trails in 2018 and 2021 where giraffe and elephant sculptures were displayed across the city, raising more than £700,000 for the hospice.

Taking place from Monday 22 July for eight weeks, the trail will see 40 large penguins and 40 chicks brightening city streets and public spaces.

Platform’s penguin, named Picasso, will be situated at The Hive in Worcester, and the design, which remains top secret until the trail launches on 22 July, has been painted by Bromsgrove-based artist Marnie Maurri.

Marc Mayall, Director of Operations (Property) at Platform Housing Group said: “We are really proud to be involved in this initiative. It is a great way to form lasting partnerships with other organisations within the city and of course to support the amazing work of St Richard’s Hospice. We would like to encourage as many visitors and residents to take part in this fun and free family trail.”