Blessington man named as Tidytowns Community Hero

Jason Mulhall of Blessington TidyTowns Committee, Co Wicklow, has been awarded the overall SuperValu Community Hero Award at the SuperValu TidyTowns National Finals at the Helix, DCU, Dublin.

Jason, who was nominated by local retailer Dan Kenny of SuperValu Blessington, received the overall award for his commitment to making his local community a better place to work and live in.

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 Jason, 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.

Commenting on the Community Heroes awards, Martin Kelleher, Managing Director, SuperValu, said, “This is the 28th year that SuperValu has sponsored TidyTowns and 2019 saw a record 918 committees participating in the competition. SuperValu TidyTowns is the greatest community-focused, sustainable initiative in Ireland, and it’s all made possible by the thousands of passionate volunteers like Jason, who work tirelessly to make villages and towns across the country better places to work and live in.

 “Jason has been involved with Blessington TidyTowns since 2010 and has been a driving force in the committee. He works tirelessly to improve Blessington and its surroundings and is a true Community Hero who really deserve this award. I would like to congratulate you on this tremendous achievement.”

There was a capacity crowd at the Helix with TidyTowns committees from across the country in attendance to receive their awards.

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.

Full details of all this year’s winners are available at www.tidytowns.ie and at www.supervalu.ie.

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