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Diane Abbott visits Hackney Playbus session to chat to kids and parents

PUBLISHED: 14:42 19 December 2017 | UPDATED: 14:42 19 December 2017

Diane Abbott MP visiting the Playbus in Springfield Park. Picture: Gareth Harmer

Diane Abbott MP visiting the Playbus in Springfield Park. Picture: Gareth Harmer

PeopleÕs Health Trust

Parents and children were joined by Diane Abbott to celebrate the Hackney Playbus’s last outing of the year today.

The brightly-coloured double decker makes its way around the borough throughout the year offering a range of activities for youngsters who would otherwise not have access to them.

A new set of wheels were purchased earlier this year thanks to a £25,000 fundraiser and the Hackney North and Stoke Newington MP was treated to a tour of the bus before chatting to staff and kids about the project.

She said: “The playbus is one of the most loved children’s services in Hackney. It provides children with the opportunity for messy, open-air play and brings families together.”

The project is funded by People’s Health Trust with money raised by HealthPromote through The Health Lottery.

Playbus manager Claire Lindsay said: “We were very happy to welcome Diane Abbott to one of our sessions.”

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