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Love Galway this April and take part in An Taisce's National Spring Clean Campaign

Mar 31, 2015

Friends and neighbours take part in An Taisce's National Spring Clean with top model Sarah McGovern

Galway City Mayor, Cllr. Donal Lyons and Sarah McGovern, model and ambassador of An Taisce's National Spring Clean campaign, joined Scoil Chaitriona, Renmore, to kick off their first clean-up of the year. Galway City Council is encouraging community groups, schools, residential associations, from all over Galway to show their love for their community and register for this year's campaign.

Now in its 17th year, the National Spring Clean campaign is Ireland's largest anti-litter initiative and each year throughout April, over half a million people take part in over 5,000 clean-ups across the country.

Fiona Coen, Environment Department, Galway City Council said "We were delighted to have Mayor Donal Lyons and Sarah McGovern, National Spring Clean Ambassador, to help us kick start the National Spring Clean Campaign. The people of Galway City definitely "Love where they Live" and this is evident in the high numbers of community groups, schools, sports and youth clubs from around the city that take part in a clean-up of their local area. This year, we are urging anyone who has never taken part in National Spring Clean before to register and get involved. We would love to see a surge in the numbers of volunteers taking part in this worthwhile campaign."

All volunteers registering for the National Spring Clean campaign are issued with a FREE clean up kit which contains information, posters, colour-coded refuse sacks for segregation of waste materials, protective gloves and tabards to keep participants clean. Those who wish to take part should register on www.nationalspringclean.org .