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Clearing the way on New Year's Day

Volunteers cleaning up Huddersfield last year Photo: Huddersfield Examiner

People have been scrubbing up for 2019 by tidying up their town centre after the New Year celebrations.

Members of Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association have spent the day clearing up litter in Huddersfield.

They met at 9.30am, starting with a special prayer before tackling the streets.

People from all faiths and backgrounds were urged to join the clean up. The youth association was organising similar tidy ups in 50 towns and cities across the UK.

New Year makeover: The volunteers from last year's spruce up Credit: Huddersfield Examiner

Fatihul Haq, President of Huddersfield Ahmadiyya Muslim Association, said: "Islam has given so much importance to cleanliness as it is considered to be a part of the faith.

"This gesture is intended to demonstrate our dedication to the town. This will also promote community harmony and cohesiveness."

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association as been doing the New Year’s Day clean-up in Huddersfield for many years and each year the number of helpers continues to grow.