Ahmadiyya volunteers help plant 1,300 trees on Fobney Island

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More than 65 members of the youth wing of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association joined in with volunteers from Reading, Oxford, Aldershot and Camberley

Tariq Zaheer, Waqar Ahmed, Ali Ahmed and Tehsin Muzaffar get ready to start digging
Tariq Zaheer, Waqar Ahmed, Ali Ahmed and Tehsin Muzaffar get ready to start digging

Volunteers from a Muslim organisation picked up their spades to plant trees.

More than 65 members of the youth wing of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association joined in with volunteers from Reading, Oxford, Aldershot and Camberley.

Coordinator Ali Ahmed said the members regularly took part in conservation work and on Sunday provided the majority of volunteers at the Fobney Island Wetland Nature Reserve Project.

He said: “There were more than 1,300 little trees to plant and I think we managed to plant most of them. We put in a full day.”

The project has transformed rough grassland along the River Kennet into a five-hectare wetland nature reserve with river and floodplain habitats, pathways and wildlife viewing hides.

The event was organised by the Conservation Volunteers charity. To support it visit www.tcv.org.uk/southeast/volunteer-south-east.

Article can be found here: http://www.getreading.co.uk/news/local-news/ahmadiyya-volunteers-help-plant-1300-6410242

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