Unexpected Visitor at WP Group

 10th Jul 2012

Ralph Grey African ParrotHaving been missing for several days after escaping from a local home, “Ralph”, a six-month old female Grey African Parrot, decided to pay WP Group a visit this morning. After landing on one of the fuel tanker driver’s shoulders, WP Group provided the magnificent bird with a make-shift cage, food and water while the company searched for its owners.

The local veterinary informed WP that no missing parrot had been reported and company employee Miles Coles took matters into his own hands. Miles posted to a popular social media site, asking if anyone was missing the beautiful bird. Just a short time after posting the news, a mutual friend managed to identify Ralph’s owner, Shirley McKell, who collected her bird from the local vets this afternoon.

Ms McKell lost the parrot when one of her sons left their patio door open last Thursday evening and the family is delighted to have her safely returned.

This is another extraordinary example of the power of social media, and today proved that a lot of good can come out of social sharing!

WP Group is pleased to have helped Ralph and her family reunited. Although short-lived, Ralph’s arrival definitely added some excitement to a Monday morning!

To find out more about WP Group please contact us by phone on 0800 980 6172 or email to .
 

Notes For Editors
www.thewp-group.co.uk

The WP Group, headquartered near Southampton in Hampshire, is a leading independent distributor of fuels and lubricants, with a £160m annual turnover and employing 70 people.

Based at Wessex House, Cadland Road, Hardley, Hythe, WP offers a complete portfolio of products and bespoke service solutions across each of its eight trading divisions ­ Industrial, Aviation, Agricultural, Heating, Automotive, Commercial, Motorsport and Marine.

WP, located by Fawley Oil Refinery, has a 50-year heritage and is the supplier and support specialist of choice to thousands of businesses.

Wessex House
Cadland Road
Hardley
Hythe
Southampton
Hampshire
SO45 3NY
England
Telephone: 023 8089 7841
Freefone: 0800 980 6172
Fax: 023 8089 8876
Web: www.thewp-group.co.uk
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