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of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA) called on communities across
the country to join them on New Year's day in street cleaning initiatives
across the UK.
with brushes and bin bags, AMYA members spent last Sunday (New Year's Day) tidying up city and town
centres across the country, including various parts of London, Cardiff,
Glasgow, Birmingham, Manchester, and Newcastle.
initiative is part of a year-long 'Mercy for Mankind' campaign by the AMYA to
organise more than 5,000 cleaning sessions and plant more than 10,000 trees
across the UK. Commenting on the campaign, Farhad Ahmad, a national
representative of AMYA and British Imam, said:
costs the UK an estimated one billion pounds a year. While the Government and
Local Authorities are doing a great deal to address this issue, we feel
strongly that it is our religious and civic duty to also act. From a religious
perspective, both cleanliness and looking after our local communities is an
essential part of the Islamic faith.
this in mind, our members kicked off 2017 with a nationwide street cleaning
day. We invited members from the local communities where our 114 branches are
located. All who participated both enjoyed the strong community spirit behind
the initiative and understood what can be achieved by good will and a united
Keep Britain Tidy is a registered Charity No. 1071737. Registered as a Company limited by guarantee in England & Wales No. 3496361. Registered office at Elizabeth House, The Pier, Wigan, WN3 4EX.
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