A new slant on an old idea!

When Covid picked a fight with the human race I kicked the #1pieceofrubbish campaign into the curb and I’ve been kicking myself ever since. 

Recently I’ve been picking my brains for a post-Covid ‘pick-me-up’ and I hope I’ve picked on a beautiful idea.

My ‘pick-me-up’ is to beautify Britain in memory of the beautiful 22, tragically murdered in the Manchester bombing.   I vow to pick up 22 pieces of rubbish every week.

Please would you ‘pick’ to #BeautifyBritain and what would your weekly ‘pick-me-up’ be’?

Pick your brains, pick a motive, pick a number, pick ’em up!  

Thank  you 🙏

3 years ago

Article created by Ken Bennett and published in the Oldham Times. Covid kicked the campaign into the long grass. Since then I’ve been picking my brains for a new ‘pick me up’ and I think I’ve picked the right time to start it. Watch this space…..

Day 26……The Final Day!

🎼These shoes were made for walking, so that’s just what they did🎵🎶 – for 2.6 km, for 26 days, for my #26challenge , for funding for Mahdlo Youth Zone, for the young people of Oldham! I hope you will help me to celebrate by making much needed donations to mahdloyz.org/support-us/donate. Thank you for your wonderful support throughout my journey. Right now I’m off to ‘pop a cork’🍾

3 Years Ago…..😢

I wrote this 3 yrs ago & vowed to try to clean the streets of Manchester to create a beautiful memorial to the beautiful 22. During lockdown I’ve been unable to fulfil my promise to pick up 22 pieces of litter every week. Today I dedicate my 2.6km walk to their memory. ❤️

Day 24

Day 24 & number 2.6 is back in training – UNDER RESTRICTION! – in case she gets a call from Pep Guardila! 🤣😂🤣 .

Please try to find 2,6 ,26 or even 260 new people to donate as little as £2.60 to mahdloyz.org/support-us/donate. 2🙏🙏 6🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏 26🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

Another Mile(kilometre)stone!

Day 23 of #26challenge. Achieved another milestone today! Since 1st April I’ve walked this corridor 11,000 times, which equals 100km. Strictly speaking, should that be a kilometrestone? 🤣😂🤣 Please try to donate 2p per km to http://mahdloyz.org/support-us/donate. Every 2p helps!


3 Weeks Already….!

Day 21 of #26challenge. More and more ‘shoes were made for walking’! 54.6 km, 93,216 steps, 878 minutes, 14 hours 40 minutes, 21 days, 3 weeks…and only 5 more days to go! 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️mahdloyz.org/support-us/donate