Staff prove they’re Lovin’ town with beach clean-up

Staff from McDonalds on Cherry Tree Road and Squires Gate Lane helped clear up the beach at Starr Gate.

Staff from McDonalds on Cherry Tree Road and Squires Gate Lane helped clear up the beach at Starr Gate.

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Staff from two of the resort’s McDonalds restaurants have been spending their free time at the beach.

But instead of basking in the Bank Holiday sun, workers from the firm’s sites on Cherry Tree Road and Squires Gate Lane were proving how much they love where they live by cleaning up the sands.

Staff from McDonalds on Cherry Tree Road and Squires Gate Lane helped clear up the beach at Starr Gate.

Staff from McDonalds on Cherry Tree Road and Squires Gate Lane helped clear up the beach at Starr Gate.

The beach clean was part of McDonalds’ Love Where You Live campaign.

Matt Edwards from the Blackpool franchise said the idea was also based on Fylde Council’s half-a-million pound investment from Defra to improve the habitats on the sand dunes in St Annes and prevent the risk of flooding and erosion along the coast line.

He added: “We saw this as a big opportunity.

“McDonalds has been sponsoring Love Where You Live for the past three years and by doing this litter walk we can encourage people to work together, take part in future events and to develop pride in the local community.”

Lancashire Wildlife Trust sand dunes officer Lynn Ashton thanked the volunteers for their hard work.

She said: “I could not imagine how much these people care about the dunes and its purposes.

“They are a credit to the Trust and hopefully we may require their services again in the near future.”

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