Restaurant staff in church makeover

McDonald's staff at Holy Trinity Church
McDonald's staff at Holy Trinity Church

Staff from four Fylde coast McDonald’s restaurants joined forces with Keep Britain Tidy to improve a churchhall and gardens,

McDonald’s franchisee Nigel Dunnington and staff from the four restaurants helped regenerating Holy Trinity Church Hall and gardens.

It was great to see everyone come together and put in such great efforts to begin the transformation of the church hall

A group of 50 volunteers from restaurants on the Promenade, Rigby Road and Bank Hey Street in Blackpool, and Lytham’s Lidun Park, started the first phase of the renovations at the end of July.

The volunteers worked on the outside of the Dean Street building removing litter, weeding and tidying up the gardens and re-painting the high soffit, window frames, doors and gates.

Following the work on the outside of the building, the group will move inside cleaning and redecorating several rooms, over the next year.

The church is used as a meeting point by a variety of groups and the work will help ensure they can meet in a pleasant environment.

Franchisee MrDunnington, who owns and operates the four Fylde coast restaurants, as well as seven others, said: “It was great to see everyone come together and put in such great efforts to begin the transformation of the church hall.

“We look forward to working with our local community when we commence work on phase two. I’d like to thank everyone involved for all their hard work. When local businesses like mine and community members work together we are able to achieve so much more and this event is a perfect example of this.”

This event is just one of a number of McDonald’s clean-ups which have taken place across the UK as part of Keep Britain Tidy’s anti-littering campaign, ‘Love Where You Live’.