On Friday, 20 members of the charity Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association planted 500 hazel, roses and silver birch trees in Sydenham Wells Park under the supervision of Glendale. The new planting took place mainly along the wildlife corridor on the Longton Avenue perimeter and in the dog walking area. Lewisham Mayor Sir Steve Bullock was present at the event.
AMYA have a target of 12,000 trees to plant during this year. On Sunday 100 young people will be in Danson Park in Bexley planting 2,000 trees bringing their total plantings this year to 10,500 so far.
AMYA, a registered charity, is the oldest Muslim youth association in the UK and based out of Western Europe’s largest Mosque in Morden. They have more than 100 centres across the UK and a number in and around London. The charity are currently running a national tree planting campaign for which we have made a commitment to plant more than 12,000 trees. They have held sessions already in Hartlepool, Yorkshire, East London and South Wales which took the total up to about 8,000 trees planted.