Angel Meadows is set to benefit from some brand new trees, which will be planted by a local youth organisation during National Tree Week, 26 November – 7 December.
The Ahmadiyyah Muslim Association is celebrating 100 years of spiritual leadership in the community and want to offer something back to the area in celebration.
The youth branch of the association, called 'Khuddamul Ahmadiyya', has elected to mark the anniversary by planting new trees in the area, which will add to the appearance of the park as well as creating new habitats for local wildlife such as birds and insects.
Dr Imran Kahn, who has organised the event said: "I feel honoured to be able to organise and take part in such a unique event that involves the Ahmadiyya Muslim youth of inner city Manchester. This year marks an important period in the Ahmadiyya community's spiritual development and such an event allows the youth to give back to the community of Manchester that we hold so dear to our hearts."
National Tree Week is a national annual celebration to launch the start of the winter tree-planting season and is a great opportunity for local communities to do something positive for the local environment.
Councillor Mike Amesbury, Executive Member for Culture and Leisure said: "It is fantastic that these young people have chosen to celebrate by helping improve the local area in this way. It's always great to see young people becoming directly involved in community life and I'm sure many people will benefit from this project."
Khuddamul Ahmadiyya is the youth branch of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community. Every year they organise and hold a charity walk to raise money, with 100% of the proceeds going directly to good causes. The walk takes place in different locations each year. The group seeks to promote a sense of involvement amongst the young people and encourages them to spend time and efforts in tasks to benefit not only other members of the community, but the world at large.
Claire Keegan, Press Office tel: 0161 234 4014