Parliamentary reception honours great charity work of Sheffield volunteers

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A Sheffield member of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association represented the region at a parliamentary reception.

Kamal Aftab attended the event, hosted by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, to mark the national association’s contribution to charity and volunteering in British society.

Some £340,000 was raised for 45 charities over the last year by the AMYA.

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon said: “The AMYA is reflective of exactly the kind of contribution that many groups make, of different faiths, of different communities, who do the right thing, who do not see that there is a division between society.”

In South Yorkshire, the AMYA’s work has included tree planting, litter picking, visiting the elderly, and donating Christmas gifts to sick children.