Monday, January 2, 2017

UK: Muslim volunteers in action after party-goers dump 85 tonnes of rubbish on London's streets during New Year celebrations


The volunteers from Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association took to the streets of Wimbledon, Morden and Kingston to gather bottles and rubbish as part of a national clean-up campaign.

Photo: Evening Standard
Times of Ahmad | News Watch | UK Desk
Source/Credit: Evening Standard
By Fiona Simpson | January 1, 2017

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A spectacular 85 tonnes of waste and around 15,000 Champagne bottles were cleared from the banks of the Thames after one million revellers gathered to welcome the New Year.
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Meanwhile, a group of young Muslims gathered in south-west London to collect litter left behind by party-goers.

The volunteers from Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association took to the streets of Wimbledon, Morden and Kingston to gather bottles and rubbish as part of a national clean-up campaign.

Mercy for Mankind will see 5,000 cleaning sessions take place across the country this year.

British Imam and spokesman for AMYA Farhad Ahmad said: "Littering 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. With this in mind, our members kicked off 2017 with a nationwide street cleaning day.”


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