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Milton Keynes asked to spread the #LoveMK once again

Date Posted:07/04/2014

LoveMK Day 2014Destination Milton Keynes, the official tourism organisation for MK, is asking residents, visitors, businesses and anyone else to spread the love as they hold the 2nd annual #LoveMK Day on Thursday 1 May 2014.

Their aim is to not only promote Milton Keynes as a leisure and business destination but also to harness the pride that many people have in their city. The visitor economy is worth over £200 million to the area and by encouraging the community to get involved in promoting their city, it could increase the wider benefits even further.


They are asking the MK Twitter community to use the hashtag #LoveMK on all their tweets on 1 May to try and get it trending in the UK, as it did three times on the same day last year. Although just a small gesture, they are hoping that by promoting the city via the social media channel they can raise the profile of Milton Keynes and its status as a visitor destination.

The day also coincides with the launch of the new LoveMK Guide which has been produced by MK Web and Destination Milton Keynes and showcases all the activities on offer in the area.

Carys Underwood, Marketing Manager at DMK, said “Last year’s #LoveMK Day really captured people’s imaginations and we had support from all over the UK and beyond. We’re hoping that this year the Twitter community will get behind us again and get #LoveMK trending again not only to promote MK as a destination but to show how much pride they have in the place that they live and work.”

To get involved and to show your support just use #LoveMK on any tweets you send on 1 May and help spread the love. You can also follow @DestinationMK for your chance to win prizes on the day as they run ’12 competitions in 12 hours’ where you could win by just using the hashtag. Prize list below.

You can also download the #LoveMK Day sign and get your photo taken to show your support, tweet it to @DestinationMK and they’ll add it to their Facebook gallery - CLICK HERE to download

Prize list:
9am to 10am - ‘Day at the Festival’ on Friday 18 July for IF: Milton Keynes International Festival plus overnight accommodation at Jury's Inn, CMK

10am to 11am - 2 tickets to any Comedy Cow live comedy night/ Segway Experience for 2 at Experience the Country

11am to 12pm - One night spa break for two at Whittlebury Hall

12pm to 1pm - Ski or snowboard beginner day course at Snozone worth £160

1pm to 2pm - Two tickets to Happy Days at MK Theatre/Meal for two at The Casino MK with wine

2pm to 3pm - 4 Limited Edition #LoveMK mugs from iprint plus a printer from Max Office/Meal for two at Calcutta Brasserie

3pm to 4pm - 2 tickets to MKCO Vintage Classics concert 22 May/2 tickets to the Open Air Theatre of Midsummer’s Nights Dream on 4 July via The Parks Trust

4pm to 5pm - £20 gift voucher from Headonist + free Hot Yoga session at Sweat Studios both in The Hub

5pm to 6pm - Gulliver’s Land family ticket/Gulliver’s Dino & Farm Park family ticket

6pm to 7pm - Family prize package at thecentre:mk - Pirate Golf for four, dinner for four at a restaurant, Gelato at Giovanni's for four plus £100 giftcard

7pm to 8pm - Family Four ticket to MK Dons match on Saturday 3 May – plus pre-match dug out experience/Meal for two at Silk Road MK

8pm to 9pm - Meal for two at The White Hart in Sherington (excluding drink)

9pm to 10pm - Meal for Two at The Swan MK Village + an overnight stay at the Ramada Encore CMK (Friday night only)