Community-minded members of a youth group have spent their weekend keeping Britain tidy.
A group of Young Muslims from Leamington Spa joined other community groups to help keep Britain’s streets and parks clean. Youths from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA) Leamington Spa chapter, took the initiative as part of the GB Spring Clean campaign, which is being run by Keep Britain Tidy. The initiative to work along with Keep Britain Tidy is one of many charitable and community initiatives carried out by the AMYA across the spring. The group are also organising blood donation sessions, charity collections, hospital and nursing home visits, and homeless feeding sessions. Dr Rizwan Hafeez, Youth Leader for Leamington Spa said: “Our youth are always looking for opportunities to help our local community. “To participate in the street clean initiative is inspired by the teachings of Islam which remind us that helping people is a noble act of charity.” “We are peace loving British Muslims and will continue to do all we can to serve our local community as best we can and wherever there is a need.
“Cleaning areas around Riverside was extremely important as we feel we need to help the local authorities in every way possible.” Dr Hafeez added: “It also presents us with an opportunity to become better Muslims as cleanliness is an integral part of our faith.” AMYA is an auxiliary body of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, a religious and charitable Muslim organisation. With more than 8,600 members, spread across 124 chapters in the UK, AMYA frequently take part in tree planting, homeless feeding and foodbank donation sessions.