Tom Murphy Car Sales Volkswagen joins forces with Waterford City and County Council & Waterford Chamber of Commerce to sponsor the Waterford Schools Litter Challenge.

Waterford, Friday, October 1, Tom Murphy Car Sales Volkswagen, Waterford City and County Council and Waterford Chamber of Commerce have joined forces for this year’s Schools Litter Challenge. The competition is open to all secondary schools within Waterford City. It aims to target litter around the city and promote the importance of a clean environment among young people. Secondary school students from Waterford schools will take part in this year’s competSchoolsition which is due to take place October – December, before the start of the Winterval Festival. Each school will receive a litter clean up kit from Waterford City & County Council as part of this challenge.
 
As a sponsor of the Litter Challenge in 2018 and 2019, Tom Murphy Car Sales Volkswagen is delighted to support this year’s event. It comes hot on the heels of Waterford being named Irish Times Best Place to Live in Ireland 2021. Waterford received the honour earlier this week after beating five shortlisted finalists - Clonakilty, Co. Cork; Glaslough, Co. Monaghan; Galway city and Killarney, Co. Kerry.

Tom Murphy, Chairman of Tom Murphy Car Sales Ltd, said: “It’s a huge boost to the city to win this honour. Initiatives like the Litter Challenge are part of the reason Waterford is a great place to live and we are delighted to return as sponsor of this year’s event.

“It has been a difficult 18 months for everyone, including our students, so being able to get out and do our bit for this vibrant city benefits us all.  By instilling a sense of community and team spirit among our young people, we will ensure Waterford’s appearance and atmosphere is protected for generations to come.”

Students who take part in the Litter Challenge will also be encouraged to tackle to source of litter and look at preventing waste, by taking part in Reuse Month events, running their own anti-litter campaigns, etc. Their combined efforts will be judged on the by members of Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL) with Tom Murphy Volkswagen supplying the €1,500 prize fund for school equipment.

For more information on how to take part or to enter for this challenge, schools can visit https://submit.link/sn
 
This initiative is supported by Waterford City and County Council and Waterford Chamber of Commerce.