An inspiring woman whose tragic death shook the nation was remembered when hundreds of people 'got together' at Herschel Park.

The Great Get Together was created after the murder of MP Jo Cox and inspired by her inaugural speech in Parliament in 2015 where she stated 'we are far more united and have far more in common than that which divides us'.

Catherine Anderson, chief executive of the Jo Cox Foundation, attended the Slough event which offered such activities as face painting, balloon modelling, arts and crafts, cricket, dance workshops and a visit from a popular cartoon character.

Others tried their hand at Virtual Reality cricket, football, volleyball and orienteering.

The council’s sustainable transport team Better by were also there to get children pedalling on a static bike to create fruit smoothies.

The Slough Breaking Boundaries project was showcased. It aims to bring young people, their families and communities together through cricket regardless of age, gender or ethnicity.

Cllr Natasa Pantelic, Slough Borough Council cabinet member for health and wellbeing, said: “We have so much to be proud of in our town and more in common with each other than we think sometimes. This event gives us a chance to celebrate this and use it to build new relationships and strengthen existing ones.”

The Mayor, Cllr Avtar Kaur Cheema, opened the event and said on Saturday: “Across the UK today and tomorrow, people will be organising or attending events in memory of Jo Cox MP.

“The best way to honour her memory is by continuing to promote the values she believed in so passionately and to remember some words from her maiden speech in the House of Commons in 2015 when she said she believed that 'We are far more united and have far more in common than that which divides us.

“Here in Slough we wholeheartedly endorse her values and we are here today to support this fantastic project set up in her memory – The Great Get Together."