MORE than 20 volunteers from McDonald’s restaurants in Portsmouth, Fareham and Cosham turned out to clean up the area in support of the national Great British Spring Clean campaign.
Thirteen staff members from three restaurants owned and operated by franchisee Grant Copper spruced up the coastline from Cosham to Portsmouth.
Led by McDonald’s organiser Julie Norris, the team cleared 15 bags of rubbish.
They started at the Hilsea Lido and finished at the Mountbatten Centre, coming across some tarpaulin, old shoes and spare bike parts along the way.
Another 10 volunteers joined forces to clean up the area surrounding Leesland Park in Gosport. They cleared a further 12 bags of rubbish.
Altogether, across the UK, up to 500,000 people were out and about clearing up the places they love as part of a wider campaign to rid the country of litter.
Mr Copper said: ‘The Great British Spring Clean inspired people to volunteer their time, get outdoors and pick up some of the litter that surrounds and blights the areas where we live.
‘We were delighted to participate alongside so many willing volunteers, who all played their bit in helping make Portsmouth and its surrounding areas a cleaner place to live.
‘The enthusiasm of all the volunteers was fantastic and I was proud to see everyone come together for a good cause.’