Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Youth Group Clean Up the Dirty Streets

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Youth Group Clean Up the Dirty Streets

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MORE than 100 members of a Muslim youth group started 2018 cleaning up town centres across Greater Manchester.

Volunteers from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA) took to the streets in Bolton, Oldham and Manchester with bin bags and litter pickers in hand.

The clean up started immediately after morning prayer at 5am.

The youngest volunteer to join the effort in Bolton was just seven-yearsold.

Abdul Lodhi, who is head of the national campaign and spent the day in Manchester helping the team collect rubbish, said: "It was nice to see youngsters cleaning the streets.

"There is such a negative perception that they are the ones that make all the mess.

"It was great seeing these young guys coming out to help when they could have been doing anything they wanted. …

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