PEOPLE in Malmesbury joined in with events being held across the country to celebrate and remember the life of the MP Jo Cox last weekend.

More than 150 people went to St Aldhelm’s Mead park on Saturday to have fun and play games in glorious sunshine as part of the nationwide Great Get Together.

The event, which was spearheaded by the late MP’s husband Brendan, saw more than 120,000 similar gatherings up and down the country as people came together to celebrate the community minded ideals of Jo, who was murdered by a right-wing extremist last year.

Ali Scott, who organised the Malmesbury event, said: “It was amazing, a real community thing.

“Everyone was really supportive and they really appreciated that it was free and open to everyone.

“We had a bouncy castle and summer games including tennis, tug-of-war and rounders as well as three mum’s who did a fantastic job of face-painting.

“It was all in memory of Jo on the anniversary of her death.

“I’d heard her husband talking about the Great Get Together on the radio and the work she’d done and it inspired me to do something.

“It was really hot and fantastic that loads of people came along.”

Ali also thanked Nest Design and Build, Nurdens plant hire and Go Bananas bouncy castle hire for supporting the event by supplying equipment free of charge for the event.