Limerick Cleans Up!
Employees at MPS Limerick have recently come together to get involved in a community project that has been in place for the past few years. The project, ‘Limerick Clean Up’ aims to clear up any litter and improve the environment for those that live in the city and its surrounds. The initiative is spearheaded by Ireland’s most capped rugby union player Paul O’Connell and sponsored by the J.P. McManus Benevolent Fund.
The first Team Limerick Clean-up event took place in April 2015 and focused on both Limerick City and County. Over 10,000 people participated in what turned out to be Ireland’s largest ever one day clean-up. As a result of its success, the event attracted over 3,000 additional volunteers in 2016. This year, over 16,000 volunteers took part and collected over 58,000 tonnes of rubbish.
Employees at MPS Limerick took time out to contribute to the clean-up exercise on the estate surrounding the site. Morgan Fogarty, Limerick Site Operations Director, said: “It’s great to see so many of our employees get involved in this initiative. We are lucky to have employees who take pride in their job and their site and I am very proud to have such a great team working at the Limerick site. The event only requires a few hours of everyone’s time and getting involved is great fun as well as very worthwhile.”
MPS Limerick’s employees demonstrated a lot of enthusiasm for the initiative and were happy to be involved. Aoife O’Hanlon, HR Advisor, said “It was a fun afternoon out in the sunshine with everyone working together to make our site and surrounding area look that much better. We have a great team at the Limerick site and they will always get involved in a good cause.”