Young Muslims tidy up the streets of Huddersfield on New Years Day

2 January 2019

Over 40 kind-hearted volunteers gave up their free time to clean and help the homeless

Kind-hearted volunteers gave up their time to clean up the streets of Huddersfield town centre.

While many spent New Year’s Day recovering from the previous night’s festivities, members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA) spent hours clearing up litter.

Over 40 volunteers helped out, including people of different faiths and beliefs.

The members cleaned the town centre thoroughly and gave out fruit to the homeless.

A special prayer was said before the start of the event, in which members were reminded to pray for the safety and peace of the country.

They then donned their hi-vis jackets to pick up rubbish and sweep the streets.

Fatihul Haq, president of AMA Huddersfield South, thanked all of this year’s participants.

He said: “The purpose of the event is to give back to the community and encourage the youth of the community to always help others.”

The Huddersfield clean-up takes place as part of a day of clean-ups in 50 towns and cities across the UK organised by the AMYA.

Nadeem Ahmed, regional youth leader from Yorkshire, said: “We’ve been doing the New Year’s clean-up for many years now, and each year we see more and more members coming to help.

“In Islam, ‘Cleanliness is Part of Faith’, so there’s no better way to serve our faith and our country. There’s no better way for us to start the new year.”

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