A FAMILY fun day in one of Keighley’s biggest parks has been hailed a success.

The event in Lund Park was one of this summer’s Great Get Togethers in Keighley in memory of the murdered MP Jo Cox.

The Get Togethers adopt the theme that “we have more in common that unites us than that which divides us”.

The event was organised by the Bangladeshi Community Association (BCA), Lund Park Community Action Group and Holycroft Primary School, and was supported by Bradford Council and Cliffe Castle.

The day started off with Keighley MP John Grogan providing a speech on Jo Cox, then two young children sang songs dedicated to her.

Exciting activities for children included a laser tag inflatable, face glitter, a lollipop dip game, a large Jenga, train sets and painting.

Punjabi Roots Academy got people dancing, then Sue Ryder Manorlands demonstrated a colourful mini Paintrush to kick off people’s adrenaline, and the AWB Champions performed and displayed their medals.

Eyarun Nessa, community engagement coordinator with the BCA, said the diverse community coming together was a huge tribute to the memories of Jo Cox.

Eyarun said: “We would also like to thank all our 50 volunteers who worked tirelessly to help make the day a success!

We have been completely inundated by the positive feedback from everyone in the community. People also appreciated how our volunteers cleaned up the park after the event.

Bradford Council Heritage Parks officer Dan Palmer added: “It was fantastic to see so many come out and celebrate together. The welcoming spirit of the event made for a vibrant, musical and joyous day.”

Seven teams had a heated tug of war competition. The winners were the WBA Keighley Team, and the runners-up were the Ala Uddin Team from the Mustab Restaurant in Skipton.

Sponsors of the event included local businessmen Azad Uddin, Abdul Kuddus, Rohim Ali and former Keighley town mayor Fulzar Ahmed.