Local residents and staff from the local McDonald’s restaurant in Longwood Drive took part in a clean-up event in Cardiff to help support the fourth annual Clean Coast Week, sponsored by McDonald’s.
25 volunteers from the local area and McDonald’s joined forces to help clear unwanted litter from Parc Tredelarch to help get the stretch of coastline looking beautiful and ready for everyone to enjoy during the busy summer months. The event was a resounding success and saw the volunteers collect an impressive 58 bags of litter as well as additional larger items including a fridge, five tyres and a garage door.
McDonald’s Franchisee Ron Mounsey and owner of the local Longwood Drive restaurant said: “It is fantastic to see Clean Coast week return for a fourth year. I have been a franchisee in Wales for nearly 20 years and take great pride in our beautiful coastline. I think it is very important that we all help to keep our beaches looking their best. As a local business, we understand the importance of taking care of the environment. In addition to supporting Clean Coast Week, McDonald’s restaurant all across the UK conduct daily litter patrols to help keep communities looking their best. It’s great to see what we can achieve if we all work together.”
Keep Wales Tidy Chief Executive Lesley Jones comments: “I would like to thank all of the volunteers for giving up their time to help clear up our coastline. We are lucky to have such beautiful beaches across Wales as it helps to boost local economies and the tourism industry. It is important that we don’t take them for granted and that local businesses and communities-alike make a joint effort to help care for our coastline so that it remains something that both locals and visitors can enjoy for years to come. I’m delighted that so many members of the local community came together in Cardiff to help clean the beach in time for the summer months.”