COMMUNITIES and voluntary organisations across Limerick are being encouraged to take part in a major clean-up day across the city and county early next year.
Rugby legend, Paul O’Connell this week launched the Team Limerick Clean-up (TLC) initiative, which will take place on April 3, 2015 - Good Friday.
TLC is an initiative sponsored by the JP McManus Benevolent Fund supported by Limerick City and County Council, Mr Binman the Limerick Leader and Limerick’s Live 95FM.
As part of the scheme, which was launched at the grand final of the Limerick Going for Gold competition, members of the public are being encourged to to get together for up to four hours to collect and recycle litter in their local area.
Launching the initiative, Paul O’Connell said it’s easy for people to get involved in the clean-up day.
“Going for Gold and Tidy Towns are great initiatives but I do think there probably is a really big commitment involved and TLC is just four hours on the morning of Good Friday for people to come together and get the city and county ready as we head into the summer,” he said.
Sue Ann Foley, chairperson of the JP McManus Benevolent Fund, said she is delighted support the TLC campaign.
“We hope that as many people as possible will get involved to make this a real team event. This will undoubtedly have a positive impact on our city and county and we are very grateful to all those involved for making it happen,” she said.
Volunteers can sign up and get clean-up packs at teamllimerickcleanup.ie or by calling the dedicated helpline at (061) 496200.
Meanwhile, there were jubilant scenes at the Strand Hotel on Tuesday night when Caherdavin was declared the winner of this year’s Limerick Going for Gold competition.