Stratford penguins to take on waddle challenge

Team - Staff at the hotel; Maggie Collins, Charlie King, Steven Cowie, Jenny Wieland, Richard Bartfi

Team - Staff at the hotel; Maggie Collins, Charlie King, Steven Cowie, Jenny Wieland, Richard Bartfield, Aimilia Vasilikou, Chris Thomas , Grant Swash, MD Chowdhury and Fabio Picarra, will be waddling for the Largest Gathering of People Dressed as Penguins whilst raising money for the hotels local charity. - Credit: Archant

Birds of a feather flock together, and in the case of the Penguin Waddle the saying rings true.

Left to right - Richard Bartfield, Conference & Events Sales Manager, Mary Meekings, Head of Communi

Left to right - Richard Bartfield, Conference & Events Sales Manager, Mary Meekings, Head of Community and Events for childrens hospice Richard House and hotel manager, Steven Cowie prepare for the waddle in November by trying on their penguin outfits. - Credit: Archant

Staff at Holiday Inn in Stratford will don penguin suits to take on a waddling challenge, when they gather in Hyde Park to break the Guinness World Record while raising money for Richard House Hospice.

Mary Meeking, head of community events for the children’s hospice in Beckton, paid the birds a visit ahead of the undertaking on November 12 to offer some words of encouragement.

“We appreciate the continued support the Holiday Inn London-Stratford City team have given us over the years.

“This will be our fourth annual Penguin Waddle and this year we are aim to recruit at least 400 Penguin Ambassadors to break last year’s record of 373 penguins. We hope everyone in East London can join us in November to support this great cause and help us set a new Guinness World Record!”

To sponsor the team, go to uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/HolidayInnPenguins

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