A CARING group of more than 30 volunteers recently worked together to litter pick in Earley.

Staff from the Chalfont Way McDonald's in Lower Earley, along with members from Huge Earley Litter Pick (HELP) and Wokingham Borough Council worked together to clean the area as part of the national Great British Spring Clean campaign.

Run by Keep Britain Tidy, McDonald's has supported the campaign since it launched in 2016, and it is one of many events McDonald's restaurants are carrying out across the country as part of their Keep Up the Clean Up campaign.

The team embarked on the challenge to give Carnival Fields Park and the surrounding areas along Rushey Way a spring refresh, with the group clearing an impressive 20 bags of litter from the area.

McDonald's franchisee Richard Forte, who owns and operates the restaurants involved said: "McDonald's has been collecting litter in our communities for more than 35 years, and I'm proud of our litter fighting heritage. "It's more important than ever we continue in the fight against litter and I would like to thank my employees for giving up their time for this clean up event.

"I would also like to thank Wokingham Borough Council for helping us to make a real difference.

"The team's efforts were greatly appreciated, and we look forward to the next litter pick."