K Foley teams roll up their sleeves to help at local farm

Team members from three of K Foley’s McDonald’s restaurants have been out and about helping the community.

Eight staff rolled up their sleeves at Lingwood Care Farm to help maintain the farm’s allotment area.

The established arable and livestock farm is a place which also provides a unique environment for adults with disabilities to spend time and learn new skills.

The site offers a range of activities and therapies and aims to help people develop and improve their quality of life.

As part of its relationship with the community, the farm, in Norwich, regularly welcomes volunteers to help maintain the site.

Our teams regularly visit nearby areas to help give back to the community as part of a wider ‘love where you live’ company initiative.

Teams from Broadlands, Tuckswood and Broadland Gate restaurants were set the challenge of clearing the allotments of weeds, stinging nettles, thistles and excess foliage.

Grace Barnes, Business Manager of the K Foley Broadlands restaurant, said:

“I would like to say a massive thank you to the team that joined me at Lingwood Care Farm for our love where your live event this quarter.

“The farmers and care team at the farm were incredibly appreciative of the work we did and have invited us back again soon. Well done to you all.”

The tasks undertaken included clearing and important area of the allotment, where the residents grow and cultivate their own fruit and vegetables.

The Love Where You Live events began when McDonald’s UK becoming a founding partner of Keep Britain Tidy’s Love Where You Live campaign – a 12-year anti-littering initiative that encourages communities to help tackle litter in their local area.

This is in addition to local activity undertaken by each UK restaurant which sees staff patrol the streets three times a day to collect any litter that’s been discarded, regardless of its origin.

Crews cover 3,000 miles each week on litter patrols – a whopping 150,000 miles a year – that’s five marathons each year per store.

In local areas all around the UK, Love Where You Live has now evolved to include participation in community initiatives, conservation projects and charity initiatives.

K Foley teams have supported local litter picks around Norfolk, helped community farms and charities such as the RSPCA.


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