Muslim Youth Association members take part in Milton Keynes parks clean up

Young Muslims from Milton Keynes joined together to help keep Britain's streets and parks clean on Saturday.

Monday, 6th March 2017, 10:08 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 11:03 am
Making a difference: Members of the AMYA during the clean-up

Youth from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA) Milton Keynes chapter, took the initiative as part of the GB Spring Clean campaign being run by Keep Britain Tidy by cleaning Stanton Low Park in Oakridge Park.

Residents were also present to support the initiative.

The initiative to work alongside Keep Britain Tidy is one of many charitable and community initiatives carried out by AMYA across the spring. The group are also organising blood donation sessions, charity collections, children’s hospital and nursing home visits, and homeless feeding sessions.

“Our youth are always looking for opportunities to help our local community,” Waqas Khokhar, youth leader for Milton Keynes.

“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 the parks of Milton Keynes was extremely important as we feel we need to help the local authorities in every way possible.

“It also presents us with an opportunity to become better Muslims as cleanliness is an integral part of our faith.”