The 'Big Street Clean' with local Muslim youth association
Young Muslims from Wimbledon, Raynes Park and Putney joined members of the local community to help clean Wimbledon town centre after the New Year festivities.
Youth from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA) South West London branch, celebrated the New Year by waking at the crack of dawn on New Year’s Day offering communal prayers for a prosperous 2018. After the Morning Prayer, they took to the streets, brooms and bin bags in hand as part of the 'Big Street Clean'.
The campaign is one of many charitable and community initiatives carried out by the AMYA across the winter break. The group organised blood donation sessions, charity collections, Children's hospital and mursing home visits. They also distributed over 100 food packets days ahead of Christmas in Charing Cross.
Aamer Hafeez, Youth Leader for South West London Region said: "Our members have enjoyed living in Merton, Putney and Wimbledon for decades and so any opportunity to help our local Community is much welcome."
"Cleaning the streets of Wimbledon Broadway also presents us with an opportunity to become better Muslims as Cleanliness is an integral part of our faith. 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."
Dundonald Councillor Michael Bull joined in with the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association for their community clean up event in Wimbledon.
He said: “It was great to get along. Well done for making Wimbledon town centre a lot more pleasant for the New Year.”
January 2, 2017