Over 10k at inaugural TLC
Over 10,000 People were out in the streets of Limerick on Friday 3rd April 2015 to take part in the country’s biggest ever one day clean-up.
Team Limerick Clean-up, sponsored by the JP McManus Fund, was launched by JP McManus, Paul O’Connell and AP McCoy at Clancy Strand, when the Monks of Glenstal Abbey set off for a river bank clean-up on Gandelow boats.
Team Limerick Clean-up (TLC) brought community groups, schools, residents associations and sporting organisations from all over the county and city out to clean-up their local areas in a bid to make Limerick the tidiest city in the Country.
Every town in the county participated in the clean-up with Murroe and Corbally witnessing the greatest turn-out with over 700 volunteers in Murroe and over 500 in Corbally.
TLC sponsor, JP McManus said: “This is a great day for the People of Limerick. It is not often that community groups, families, resident and sporting organisations can come together on Good Friday and be part of something historic in their County, but that is what this is all about. We are delighted with the incredible numbers of people who signed up to be part of TLC and wish to thank each and every one of them for taking part.
He added: “This is just the start for TLC, we look forward to continuing the clean-up tradition in future years!”
Paul O’Connell added: “I am extremely proud to be involved in such a successful and inspiring initiative like TLC. We want this clean-up not just to be a one day wonder, but to become a habit and mind-set for people to become more aware of their surroundings and the importance of keeping them well-maintained and litter free.”
Team Limerick Clean-Up (TLC) is an initiative sponsored by the JP McManus Benevolent Fund and administered by Limerick City and County Council. Endorsed by Paul O’Connell, the official partners include Mr. Binman, The Limerick Leader and Limerick’s Live 95FM. Participants this year included current and ex-Munster rugby players Keith Earls, David Wallace and Jerry Flannery.