Members from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints around the UK participated in the “Clean for the Queen” campaign over the first weekend in March. In Aberdeen the Bridge of Don and Aberdeen Wards took part in a Helping Hands Project as part of the nationwide litter pick up, “Clean For The Queen” to celebrate Her Majesty’s 90th Birthday. Members cleaned and picked up litter in a quarter mile radius around the Aberdeen meetinghouses, which included grassed areas, shopping and public spaces.
In Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire around 70 members of all ages were involved in two local projects to help out in the community picking up litter on Spring Common and in Great Stukeley. Other reported projects took place in Chelmsley Wood, Birmingham and Stockport working with local councils to collect litter from local areas.
“Clean For The Queen” is a campaign launched by Country Life Magazine in partnership with “Keep Britain Tidy” to respect our surroundings by cleaning up Britain in time for the Queen’s 90th Birthday this year. The UK’s largest pick up took place on the 4th, 5th, and 6th March and was an organised way for councils, churches and community groups to get out and make a difference to their local communities. Local councils assisted by providing the equipment. Despite the pouring rain and even snow in some parts of the country numerous bags of rubbish were collected from around the UK with the support of many MPs.