MORE than 20 volunteers took to the streets of Halesowen on New Year’s Day to clean up following the seasonal festivities.
Members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association worked their way across Long Lane and the town centre litter picking.
The group also organised a visit to Russells Hall Hospital’s children’s ward where they donated chocolates and toys to children, visited old people’s home Woodview House Nursing Home, Hayley Green and collected money for Save the Children UK over the Christmas season.
Wasim Shah, president of the youth association in Halesowen, said: “Our members have enjoyed living in Halesowen for decades and so any opportunity to help our local community is a much welcomed one.
“Cleaning the streets of Halesowen also presents us with an opportunity to become better Muslims as cleanliness in Islam is an important part of a Muslim’s faith.”