STAFF from a Worcester fast food restaurant joined forces with volunteers from sports teams across the city, to take part in a massive litter pick.

McDonald’s franchisee, Trevor Smith and staff from the restaurants on Blackpole Road and Hylton Road in Worcester, teamed up with volunteers from sports clubs across Worcester including basketball clubs;

Worcester Bears and Worcester Wolves, Worcester Hockey Club, Worcester United Ladies Football Club, Worcester Netball Club, and American Football team and Worcester Black Knights, to spruce up the local area.

Across two events more than 110 volunteers took part. Wall Meadow, Great Meadow and Home Meadow was one of the areas targeted, with 20 bags of litter collected.

St John's residential area also benefitted with a further 20 bags being collected from there.

Mr Smith said: “I was really proud to see everyone come together and help the community of Worcester.

"It’s a key priority of ours to ensure that the spaces around our restaurants remain an enjoyable place to live, work and visit.

"We understand the important role that we play in making the area a better place.

"We would like to thank everyone for taking part across our two events.”

Mandy Tompkins, Worcester Bears club secretary, said: “It was fantastic to work with the local McDonald’s staff.

"We all had a great time litter picking and we enjoyed doing our bit to help keep the local area clean and tidy."

Keep Britain Tidy chief executive Allison Ogden-Newton added: "To win the war on litter everyone needs to work together, with businesses having an exciting part to play."