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Team Limerick Clean-Up is sponsored by the JP McManus Benevolent Fund and has seen over 400 tonnes of litter gathered from the streets by volunteers since inception in 2015 – equating to over 14,500 household wheelie bins. Team Limerick Clean-Up is sponsored by the JP McManus Benevolent Fund and has seen over 400 tonnes of litter gathered from the streets by volunteers since inception in 2015 – equating to over 14,500 household wheelie bins.

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Help Shannon Banks keep Limerick a Lady by signing up for TLC7

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Shannon Banks TLC7 – Pictured are actress Brenda Aspel as Pauline, real-life Limerick Tidy Towns volunteer Mohamed Ferhat, Richard Lynch as Shannon Banks and actress Tracy Aspel as Shannon’s nemesis Kerry Owen. Picture: Farhan Saeed/ilovelimerick.

Help Shannon Banks keep Limerick a Lady by signing up for TLC7

Registration is now open for the 7th edition of the largest one-day clean-up in Ireland, Team Limerick Clean-Up (TLC), set to take place on Good Friday, April 15 across Limerick city and county.  

A comedy sketch video campaign has been launched by I Love Limerick and Richard Lynch aimed at encouraging people to sign up for the community event starring Richard Lynch as ‘Shannon Banks’, a 57-year-old Limerick Tidy Towns volunteer with a sharp tongue and a great love for Limerick.

“Now, litter is the cause that we are all so passionate about, because it is one that continues to plague our streets and keep us volunteers beavering away to keep them spic and span. That’s why we will be out in full force this coming Good Friday to show the world the stuff, Limerick is really made of,” says Shannon.

The Shannon Banks TLC7 campaign also features Mohamed Ferhat, a real-life Limerick Tidy Towns hero, portrays one of Shannon Banks’ Tidy Towns allies alongside Brenda Aspel as tidy towns volunteer Pauline and sketch co-writer Tracy Aspel who plays Shannon’s nemesis, Kerry Owen. Richard previously played Shannon in a 6 part anti-litter campaign which was released last year.

TLC7 will see a return to the much-loved community event after a two-year hiatus due to Covid-19.

Public waste in Limerick has significantly increased since the start of the pandemic, with face masks being one of the most commonly discarded items, alongside food packaging containers.

TLC7 is the perfect opportunity for volunteers to give back to Limerick alongside participants from community groups, schools, colleges and sporting clubs.

Team Limerick Clean-Up is sponsored by the JP McManus Benevolent Fund and has seen over 400 tonnes of litter gathered from the streets by volunteers since inception in 2015 – equating to over 14,500 household wheelie bins.  

This year marks the beginning of a new era for TLC with a fresh new look, a revamped website, and a reinvigorated approach to tidying up litter by tackling the rapid rise in waste items such as discarded facemasks and fast-food packaging. The popular tea/coffee gatherings after the clean-up will also be held at locations throughout the city and county.

Team Limerick Clean-Up is an initiative sponsored by the JP McManus Benevolent Fund and supported by Limerick City and County Council. Endorsed by Paul O’Connell, the official partners include Mr Binman, The Limerick Leader, The Limerick Post, I Love Limerick, Elive and Limerick Live 95FM.

“Team Limerick Clean-Up has become a huge source of pride for the people of Limerick,” says Daniel Butler, Mayor of the City and County of Limerick. “It shows the strength and power that we have as we come together as communities to help improve our localities. This Good Friday is the perfect time to volunteer in your locality to help make Limerick city and county the cleanest and brightest it has ever been!”

Shannon urges the people of Limerick to take part this Good Friday saying, “You too can be part of the solution, not the pollution! Sign up for TLC7 and Let’s Keep Limerick a Lady!”

To register go HERE 

For other stories on Team Limerick Clean-Up, go HERE

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Limerick Tidy Towns volunteer Mohamed Ferhat, Richard Lynch as Shannon Banks and actress Brenda Aspel who plays Pauline. Picture: Kris Luszczki/ilovelimerick

Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the ilovelimerick.com concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.

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