ICONIC M&D’S BIG WHEEL SET TO TAKE PART IN EARTH HOUR
Thursday, 22 March 2018
The big wheel, synonymous with M&D’s and a dazzling feature of Lanarkshire’s skyline, is set to participate in Earth Hour which is led by wildlife charity WWF.
At 8.30pm on 24 March, Scotland’s Theme Park will join thousands of attractions around the globe by plunging the ride into darkness for one hour.
Earth Hour aims to raise awareness of environmental issues such as climate change.
Matthew Taylor, managing director of M&D’s Theme Park, said: “Our big wheel usually lights up the skies over Strathclyde Country Park and can be seen for miles.
“We’re hoping its absence from the skyline for an hour will help the WWF to continue to push environmental issues to the forefront. We are delighted to support this vital campaign.”
Hundreds of millions of people around the planet take part in WWF’s Earth Hour every year. Last year around 9 million took part in the UK alone.
This year the charity is encouraging people in the UK to make a promise for the planet via its website.
For more information about Earth Hour visit https://www.wwf.org.uk/.