Young Dewsbury Muslims swing into action to help Cumbria flood victims

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Young Muslims from Dewsbury have pitched in to help victims of the devastating Cumbria floods.

Over 60 members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association travelled to the flood-hit town of Keswick to deliver aid to residents and assist in the relief effort.

The group, which also includes young people from Huddersfield and across the north of England, also visited the area in 2014, when Cumbria was last hit by high water levels.

The mission was undertaken alongside the association’s regular Christmas community projects, which include feeding the homeless, visiting care homes and providing gifts for sick children.

“As Muslims we are duty bound to always help one another, especially when such disasters strike. Also I think it’s important that through our actions people can see the true nature of Islam,” said regional youth leader Nadeem Ahmad.