Bags of rubbish cleared away during cemetery clean-up in Raunds

The clean-up of Raunds Cemetery
The clean-up of Raunds Cemetery

Volunteers helped fill more than 45 bags with rubbish and debris during a community clean-up.

As part of McDonalds’ Love Where you Live project, more than 25 members of staff from local branches of McDonalds together with town councillors, the 1st Stanwick St Lawrence Brownies and Thrapston Wolves U12 football team teamed up to give Raunds Cemetery a spring clean on Sunday (June 5).

The clean-up on Sunday

The clean-up on Sunday

The volunteers spent two hours sweeping and weeding pathways, clearing flowerbeds and borders, picking up litter and painting benches.

A spokesman for Raunds Town Council said: “Over 45 bags of rubbish and debris were cleared from the site and thanks to a glorious day of sunshine they left the cemetery looking stunning.

“Thank you to Nicci Wride, plant champion pioneer for McDonalds, for organising this event for the fourth consecutive year and we look forward to working with you again in the future.”