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Jeremy Corbyn joins terrific turnout at Ambler’s ‘Great Get Together’ celebration

28 Jun Jeremy Corbyn joins terrific turnout at Ambler’s ‘Great Get Together’ celebration

Jeremy Corbyn joined a terrific turnout of parents and children at Ambler’s recent ‘Great Get Together‘ celebration.

The local MP paid a surprise visit to our Gardening Day on Sunday 18 June, which was a celebration of community and inclusivity.

The Leader of the Opposition posed obligingly for photos, explored the woodland area, ate pizza fresh from the oven, made a marbled hand, and admired the lush growth in our raised vegetable beds.

The Great Get Together was a nationwide event in memory of Jo Cox MP, with the Grow Ambler crew and their many willing helpers working tirelessly in the heat to transform the playground and provide lunch for all.

Our fantastic Artist in Residence Andy D’Cruz, ably assisted by the Ambler Arts team, had children cutting out paper hand shapes which were then beautifully marbled in trays of water and paint.

There was a herb planting workshop, where participants learned how to care for basil, chives, parsley and coriander. Birthday girl Claudia painted beautiful flowers and tendrils on a never-ending queue of faces.

The best bit for the kids? Turning on the sprinklers at noon and the water fight that ensued! Please check out some of our favourite photos from the day below:

The Grow Ambler Committee said:

Thank you to everyone who came – to the people who painted faces, marbled hands, who lifted tables, rolled dough and cooked pizzas, chopped fruit, cleaned out the dirtiest spider-infested shed in the world, added new plants to the Children’s Centre boxes, those who moved wood chip, who built a loom, put up bird houses, tidied out the greenhouse, cleaned the pond, planted a palm in the tropical garden, planted up the hanging pockets, watered beds and planters, and washed up, wiped down – everyone who did everything – which was, in fact, everyone. Thank you so so so much to the Ambler collective – it was a brilliant day!

The whole day wouldn’t have been possible without a grant from Islington Council which provided money for food, drink, entertainment and decorations.

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