Destination Milton Keynes (DMK), the official tourism organisation for MK, is holding the 9th annual #LoveMK Day today, and with the country just starting to emerge from lockdown, they’re asking people to look forward again.
Each year #LoveMK Day aims to promote Milton Keynes as a leisure and business destination but it also harnesses the pride that many people have in their city. Over the last year people have missed so many things; family, friends, the simple pleasure of going to the pub or a night out at the theatre.
This year, DMK really wants to encourage people across MK to use social media to highlight what they are most looking forward to doing in Milton Keynes as the restrictions ease.
They asked some recognisable MK people to start the ball rolling…
Chairman of MK Dons, Pete Winkelman said, “During this extraordinary time in our lives, football has not been the same without its supporters and we, at Milton Keynes Dons, cannot wait to welcome our fans back to Stadium MK once Government guidance allows.”
Former Olympic star and MK resident Gail Emms said, “I literally cannot wait to have a night out, to enjoy a relaxed meal with friends and then to hit the bars in The Hub for a few cocktails – MK has an emerging nightlife life scene which can only get better. Bring it on!”
Mayor of Milton Keynes, Cllr Andrew Geary commented, “What a year it’s been, but what a place MK has been. We’ve pulled together like never before, forged communities and supported each other. Now it’s time to look forward, and I can’t wait to be able to shake people warmly by the hand, to hug and embrace where appropriate. And to get back to watching the MK Dons in person and not on the iPad! You’ve gotta #LoveMK.”
DMK and partners throughout the city will be asking the MK Twitter community to use the hashtag #LoveMK on all their tweets on 29 April and like past years you can get creative with the hashtag – paint it, sew it, make it out of flowers, bake something, you name it – they want to see it!
Carys Underwood, Marketing Manager at DMK, said “As we start to emerge from lockdown and more and more of our fantastic leisure and hospitality organisations start to reopen, we want to find out what people have missed most and what they are looking forward to doing across the city in 2021.”
Make sure you are follow the Destination MK social media channels on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram