A tree-mendous effort

Members of Muslims for Humanity, a youth scheme run by the  Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association, plant 500 trees in Longley Park, Sheffield

Members of Muslims for Humanity, a youth scheme run by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association, plant 500 trees in Longley Park, Sheffield

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Green-fingered members of a Muslim youth group have planted some 500 trees in Longley Park.

The youngsters, who are part of ‘Muslims for Humanity’, got their hands dirty as part of a national scheme to plant 100,000 trees across the country.

Some 20 volunteers from the Sheffield group teamed up with Sheffield Council and local community volunteers to do their bit. The 100,000 tree target - which had been set by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association - was smashed earlier this month.

AMYA youth leader Shahzad Ahmad, said: “Our volunteers have been working hard to plant as many trees as possible. We are committed to doing our bit to improve the environment and beautify the local communities we live in.

“It is a cause close to our hearts because Islam places enormous emphasis on taking care of the environment.”

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