A HUGE voluntary group taking part in the upcoming Team Limerick Clean-up initiative are planning to make Corbally ‘litter free’ on Good Friday.
More than 700 people in the locality have signed up en masse to take part in the April 3 event, which now boasts upwards of 8,000 volunteers in total preparing to participate across Limerick.
The Corbally co-ordination team has galvanised the area into action for the innovative anti-litter campaign, which is backed by JP McManus and Limerick City and County Council.
“Our focus was to get as many people involved that we could,” said Lavinia Duggan, part of the team in the area along with Jo O’Brien, Michael Ryan and Mike McInerney.
“We kept it simple, we contacted as many leaders of community organisations in Corbally area from scouts, guides, primary and secondary schools, residents associations, local business and more that we knew. Our requirement was simple; just give whatever time that you can on April 3 and pick up whatever litter you see in your area within Corbally,” she added.
The Corbally co-ordination group have joined forces with local scouts to work on areas within Corbally, particularly the gorgeous Shannon River Walk and have placed signs up around the area.
“We are looking forward to giving our time and making a difference, having some fun and working together to benefit our community with our singly focus being a culture of litter free environment,” said Lavinia.
Paul O’Connell is an ambassador for the ambitious clean-up event, which is supported by this newspaper and Live 95FM, and he said recently that it was a “chance for us to be quite unique and do it better than everyone else.
“The deadline for this is March 23 and I would encourage people to get involved and who knows how big this could become in the future. There certainly isn’t anyone doing it in the country to the same level as we are going to be doing it,” he said.
“Hopefully if we can continue, who knows where the numbers might go.”
A major coffee morning will also take place on the day as part of the event.
For more information and to find out how to sign up, see www.teamlimerickcleanup.ie.