Following weeks of hard work and preparation, the Limerick Going for Gold campaign ups a gear this week as each of the participating groups seek public support.
A total of 21 community groups from across the city are taking part in the competition, which is open to entrants in the national Tidy Towns competition.
Throughout August, each of the groups will feature in the Limerick Chronicle, Limerick Leader and on Live 95FM’s flagship Limerick Today programme.
Each week, one group will qualify for the grand final following a public vote.
The competition, which carries a total prize fund of €50,000 was won by Castletroy View in 2011 and Janesboro in 2012.
The Mayor of Limerick, Cllr Kathleen Leddin, says it is great that so many communityies are taking part in the campaign.
“It is all about the individual doing their own little bit and it is great for communities that individuals get involved with what’s going on in their local area and that they are proud of it and it is great that these various groups are coming together and doing such tremendous work,” she said.
Gerry Boland of the JP McManus Charitable foundation said the foundation is delighted to be supporting the Going for Gold campaign for the third year running.