A GROUP of parishioners from the Holy Family Parish in Labasa spent Saturday cleaning the compound of the Babasiga Ashram.
Members of the Saint Peter Chanel sector from Vunivau, outside Labasa Town, took with them cane knives, rakes and brush cutters.
While the men mowed the lawn, women raked the rubbish and children helped out around the compound.
Sector leader Pauliasi Ledua said the activity was part of their community work.
"We usually do work for the community throughout the year and cleaning the compound of the Babasiga Ashram is part of that," he said.
"The residents can't come out to clean the compound, so we have stepped in to help them and it is part of our love for one another which Jesus Christ teaches us."
Mr Ledua said the group also visited families in their sector who needed help.
"There have been times when members from the area give money and we buy groceries for the families that need it.
"We help everyone, all races and people of different religious backgrounds. We buy food and take it to them or we visit the sick in our area."
Mr Ledua said the visits started last year.
"We do our visits during pay week because it is when our members can give financially to help the affected ones," he said.
Other visits and community activities have been planned for this year.
The management of the Babsiga Ashram is gtrateful for the kind gesture.