Moate TidyTowns committee member, Jimmy Redmond, was highly commended as a ‘Community Hero’ during the national finals of the SuperValu TidyTowns Awards which took place recently in The Helix venue in Dublin.
Jimmy, who was nominated by local retailer James Buckley of SuperValu Moate, was recognised at the awards ceremony for his continuous commitment to making his local community a better place in which to work and live.
The SuperValu Community Heroes award was set up to honour TidyTowns volunteers who make a notable effort to build and develop a thriving community in their area.
At the awards ceremony Jimmy, along with other Community Heroes from across the country, received a commendation for their commitment to building thriving communities through their work on their local SuperValu TidyTowns committee.
“This is the 28th year that SuperValu has sponsored TidyTowns and this year saw a record 918 committees participating in the competition. SuperValu TidyTowns is the greatest community-focused, sustainable initiative in Ireland, and it is all made possible by passionate volunteers like Jimmy, who work tirelessly to make villages and towns across the country better places in which to work and live.
“They are the true heroes of the SuperValu TidyTowns competition and I would like to congratulate all of the Community Heroes on their tremendous achievement,” Martin Kelleher, Managing Director, SuperValu, remarked, during the annual awards ceremony.
The SuperValu TidyTowns competition is organised by the Department of Rural and Community Development and has been sponsored by SuperValu for 28 years, making it one of Ireland’s longest-running sponsorships.