Bradford Bohras Volunteer for #OurCleanRiver Campaign

Project Rise volunteers from the Dawoodi Bohra community of Bradford reunited with their partners at Aire Rivers Trust for another clean-up of a local waterway.

This time, the Bohras headed to Kirkstall, Leeds to join other local volunteers in helping tidy and clear paths along the River Aire as part of the #OurCleanRiver campaign spearheaded by the Aire Rivers Trust, a volunteer-led charity that works hard to improve local rivers for wildlife and people.

Simon Watts, Operations Manager at Aire Rivers Trust, said, “It’s great to see so many groups that are proud of their stretch of the river who want to help it continue to become healthier and home to more wildlife.  The River Aire forms a wonderful green corridor through our city.  Whether it’s to fish or to walk, many people have a close connection to our river and find an enjoyable and rewarding place to visit. Events like this are a great opportunity to meet new groups working towards a shared goal.”

Raaj Cochin, a representative of the Bradford Dawoodi Bohras, said, “We’re proud to live in the beautiful county of Yorkshire, and we’re happy to work hard to keep it looking beautiful.  Keeping waterways free of litter and plastic pollution are important components of the Dawoodi Bohras’ global Project Rise initiative, which aims to protect and enhance the natural environment.”

Volunteers from the Bradford community of Dawoodi Bohras regularly participate in tree-planting drives, street litter collections, and river clean-ups.

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