Staff from two McDonald’s restaurants are going back to nature around Mirfield and Ravensthorpe

Franchisee Pritpal Singh praises volunteers for efforts

McDonalds, Huddersfield. Inset franchisee Pritpal Singh

Staff from two McDonald’s restaurants are going back to nature around Mirfield and Ravensthorpe.

The team from McDonald’s outlets in Huddersfield town centre and at Waterloo has joined forces with Kirklees Council.

Since June – and until the end of the year – the restaurant workers will get out and about around Mirfield cleaning up grot spots.

They have already had a go at building fences at the Lower Spen Nature Reserve at Ravensthorpe.

During the six month marathon of events, a group of more than 320 volunteers will be carrying out various activities such as clearing pathways of weeds, repairing broken fencing and planting trees and seeds.

McDonald’s franchisee Pritpal Singh said: “It’s inspiring to see so many volunteers join forces to take action in our local community and help create clean, attractive areas that everyone can enjoy.

“I’d like to thank my team and everyone else involved for their hard work and for setting a good example of what can be achieved if people pull together.

“Everyone has really enjoyed the experience so far with some even picking up new skills learning how to build fencing around the nature reserve.”

Now in its third year, this event was just one of a number of McDonald’s clean-up projects taking place across the country this year as part of Keep Britain Tidy’s anti-litter campaign Love Where You Live.

The campaign encourages the public to take action and help reduce the amount of litter in their local area and across England by 2020.

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