Halfway mark in Going for Gold dash

Niamh Dillon

Reporter:

Niamh Dillon

Limerick’s Going for Gold campaign is continuing to gather pace across the city with great activity across all categories of the competition.

Limerick’s Going for Gold campaign is continuing to gather pace across the city with great activity across all categories of the competition.

So far 15 representatives from the Going for Gold Tidy Town’s group category have been interviewed on Live 95FM’s Limerick Today Show.

Joe Nash presenter of said programme on Live 95 fm says the radio station are thrilled to support the Going for Gold Campaign. “Interviewing representatives from the Going for Gold Tidy Towns Category is a wonderful experience,” says Joe. “It is great to hear first hand how communities are growing and developing their work under the Going for Gold banner. The text voting creates an extra buzz around the Tidy Towns Category,” he added.

Applications have also been rolling in for the other categories in the competition including the individual merit award, an award for groups not participating in Tidy Towns and the Garden Competition award. Such is the success of these categories the closing date for entries has also been extended further to Friday August 17.

Limerick City Council environment department Caroline Curley said all the recent initiatives within the Going for Gold campaign have all been very positively received throughout Limerick.

“I am delighted with how the Tidy Towns category is proceeding,” she said.

Limerick Going for Gold is run by Limerick City Council in association with the JP McManus Charitable Foundation.

It is supported by Live 95FM, the Limerick Leader, Limerick Chronicle, Limerick Post, I Love Limerick.com, the Limerick Communication Office, Southern Marketing Media Design and the Parkway Shopping Centre.

For more information visit www.facebook.com/limerickgoingforgold.