Wirral Deen Centre brought a large number of different members of the local community together on Saturday 25 June outside Birkenhead Central Library as part of the national Great Get-Together initiative in memory of Jo Cox MP.
Birkenhead and Wirral South MPs Mick Whitley and Alison McGovern, alongside Merseyside Police and Crime Commissioner Emily Spurrell and Heart4Refugees founder Kathy Vesey, spoke about the importance of Jo Cox’s message of unity and diversity.
Ferdushi Mohshin and Pauline Cocker from the Wirral Deen Centre expressed their gratitude to those present for coming together in friendship and harmony, emphasising this year’s theme of ‘Welcome’.
A diverse range of local families enjoyed free food, demonstrations from the Mersey Morris dance group and Mstr Paul Wood’s Wirral Tai-kwon-do group, as well as a bouncy castle, face painting and activities from the Woodcraft Folk for the children.
Several local groups also provided support, information and an opportunity to discuss community affairs, including Wirral NEU, the Labour Party, the Involve NW Reach Out initiative and Merseyside and Community Police officers.
Wirral Deen Centre Education Director Neil Sledge was also keen to thank Wirral Council, the library staff and local schools for their support, adding that several other political, religious and community groups had been invited, some of whom were in attendance at some point during the day.