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Team Limerick CleanUp 7 - Project Ambassador Paul O'Connell at the launch of the seventh Team Limerick Clean-Up which will take place on Good Friday. Team Limerick CleanUp 7 - Project Ambassador Paul O'Connell at the launch of the seventh Team Limerick Clean-Up which will take place on Good Friday.

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Record numbers register for Team Limerick CleanUp 7

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Team Limerick CleanUp 7 – Project Ambassador Paul O’Connell at the launch of the seventh Team Limerick Clean-Up which will take place on Good Friday

Team Limerick CleanUp 7 will take place across the city and county this Good Friday, April 15

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.

21,333 volunteers – the largest number since the event began – have signed up for this year’s Team Limerick CleanUp 7 making this another record-breaking event for the county.

Team Limerick CleanUp 7 will take place across the city and county this Good Friday, April 15, and will officially kick-off at the soon to be opened International Rugby Experience in the heart of the city.

Since the launch at Kilmallock in January, support and enthusiasm for the JP McManus backed venture has been unsurpassed with volunteer groups from all sections of the community and all areas of the city and county signing up in record numbers.

Project Leader Paul Foley expressed his gratitude to all the volunteers: ‘A huge thank you to all who have registered from every part of Limerick. These are extraordinary participation numbers and reflect real and genuine pride in our city and county’.

Clean-Up packs will be delivered to volunteer groups over the coming days and the organisers ask that particular attention is paid to the health and safety guidelines on what is sure to be another fantastic day.

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.

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