Join MKBLP members in #LoveMKHateLitter clean up

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For the past 7 years, on 24 July MKBLP member and Kaizen McDonald’s franchisee, Ken Tomkins has been joined by dozens of local volunteers to mark the date with a 24-mile litter pick! Despite the effects of COVID-19 putting a stop to Team Kaizen’s 24-hour challenge, which would usually see local groups coming together to clean up MK, Ken is calling on residents and businesses to get involved in a virtual challenge, using #LoveMKHateLitter to document their contribution to this year’s campaign.

With Kaizen McDonalds returning to its pre-lockdown 24-hour service this Friday, there’s a hattrick of events taking place to celebrate:

  • Ken’s solo 24-mile litter pick
  • A virtual 24-hour clean up challenge
  • And the return to McDonalds’ 24-hour opening

The team has already completed a seven-day litter picking challenge, with dozens of local residents getting involved, and with Ken quickly extending to 14 days and showing no sign of stopping!

On Friday, Ken will set off from McDonalds in Xscape, taking in a 24-mile loop around Milton Keynes and calling in at each of the local McDonald’s stores along the route. This time, instead of calling on volunteers to join him in person, he’s inviting local residents to fill a bag with rubbish on the day and share a snap on social media using # LoveMKHateLitter, in a bid to collect 100 bags of litter across the city.

Ken explains “Usually on 24 July, we’d be heading off on a 24-hour litter pick surrounded by dozens of volunteers from across the city, collecting hundreds of bags of rubbish! I’ll struggle to collect that many bags of rubbish by myself and I’d love it if the local community could join me virtually and fill a bag of litter at some point during the day so that we can make the biggest impact on our city.”

Residents can join in with the litter pick using #LoveMKHateLitter, and can join the Love MK Hate Litter Facebook group to find out more.