Volunteers show they love where they live in successful litter-pick event

McDonalds franchisee Claude Abi-Gerges, and staff from his restaurant at Caxton Gibbet, joined force

McDonalds franchisee Claude Abi-Gerges, and staff from his restaurant at Caxton Gibbet, joined forces with the local community and Keep Britain Tidy to clean up Yelling. - Credit: Archant

More than 35 volunteers took part in a Love Where You Live clean-up event in Yelling on March 12 and collected 25 bags of rubbish.

The litter-pick was organised by McDonald’s and the Keep Britain Tidy group and included staff from McDonald’s at Caxton Gibbet, members of Yelling Parish Council and volunteers.

The team came together to spruce up the village High Street and the surrounding verges, ditches and side roads. As well as the bags of rubbish, they found an old carpet, wheel trims and even a kitchen appliance.

The Love Where You Live campaign is now in sixth year and was set up to encourage communities to take action and work together to tackle litter in their area.

McDonald’s says its staff patrol the streets outside their restaurants at least three times a day to collect all litter that has been discarded, regardless of its origin.

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