A WORCESTER company which revolutionised the way street furniture is installed is supporting a very different kind of public installation in the city next summer.
NAL, a specialist manufacturer and supplier of infrastructure solutions, is sponsoring the great Waddle of Worcester, when 80 penguins will pop up in 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 40th year caring for patients and loved ones across the county.
NAL general manager Emma Montgomery said: “Over 25 years ago the NAL Retention Socket revolutionised the highways industry both in the UK and abroad, but we’re still very much a Worcester-based company.
“So we’re delighted to support St Richard’s Hospice, which does so much for patients and families in our home community.”
Sara Matthews, business development manager for St Richard’s Hospice, said: “It’s wonderful to have the team from NAL on board and we know they’ll all be out enjoying the trail with their friends and families next summer.
“We get to meet many of the county’s hidden gem businesses through our penguin partnerships and it’s been fascinating finding out about NAL’s innovative highways solutions which start life right here in Worcester.”
In all 40 large penguins will be designed and decorated by artists from across the county and beyond.
Another 40 baby penguins will be available for adoption by local schools and community groups.
Interest must be registered in advance by visiting https://waddle ofworcester.co.uk/schools/
To get involved call Sara on 01905 763963, or e-mail [email protected].