SuperValu announced today (5 April) that it will sponsor the TidyTowns competition for the next five years.
Now in its 26th year, the SuperValu Tidytowns is one of the longest running sponsorships in Ireland. The partnership 'builds on 25 years of association between SuperValu and the competition'.
Speaking at the launch, Martin Kelleher, managing director, SuperValu said: “Now in its 26th year, SuperValu TidyTowns is one of the longest running sponsorships in Ireland and one that we are extremely proud to be associated with. SuperValu TidyTowns celebrates the efforts of communities the length and breadth of Ireland, who, year after year, work tirelessly in an effort to enhance their towns and villages. As the competition continues to grow, SuperValu is looking forward to continuing its support, having recently been confirmed as sponsor of the competition for the next five years
The competition which is administered by the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs was officially launched this morning by Minister for Regional Economic Development, Michael Ring.
In reference to the competition, Minister for Regional Economic Development, Michael Ring, T.D. said “The SuperValu TidyTowns Competition is built on the voluntary effort of ordinary people across Ireland. Its success is a result of that selfless effort. It is a competition which helps to bring neighbours, with shared values and shared interests, together to improve their surroundings. Almost all members in a community can contribute to the SuperValu TidyTowns competition, regardless of age, ability or interests."
Now in it's 59th year, through its history the competition 'has encouraged voluntary activity and community participation across the country.'
"Participating in the competition raises environmental awareness; it encourages communities to look at how they live, how they use resources and to try to create a circular economy which produces little or no waste. We all have a responsibility to consider the effect of how we live affects others.” Minister Ring added.
In addition to the main competition there are 13 Special Awards that can be entered.
The closing date for receipt of entries for this year’s SuperValu TidyTowns competitions is 25 May 2017.
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