MK CAN - 16th October 2023
Buttons took part in MK CAN, a World Record attempt for the longest line of food cans, supported by Milton Keynes Foodbank. We were utterly amazed by how many of our Buttons families and local supermarkets got involved. Buttons needed to collect 350 cans but completely surpassed this by collecting 1309 cans! We were so so grateful.
Monday 16th October, the event day had arrived (a day that took the Foodbank 18 months to organise), we filled 3 cars with all of our cans and headed over to Campbell Park. We were joined by 9 Buttons Staff and even 4 little Buttons to represent our Preschool. The little Buttons were absolutely amazing and so well behaved, a real honour to have represent Buttons Preschools. They also got to meet the Mayor and Mayoress of Milton Keynes as well as going inside of an ambulance to listen to the sirens.
It was an extremely humbling day to see how many organisations and local groups took part. The verdict was announced at 3pm and Milton Keynes had done it, collected 104,400 cans. We were so proud to be apart of a special moment in history for Milton Keynes. Therefore breaking the World Record for the longest food cans in a line and becoming the new World Record Holders!