The Jo Cox Foundation
"An act designed to drive communities apart has instead brought them together, an act designed to silence a voice has instead allowed millions of others to hear it. Although she is dead, the opinions and values she held so dear will live on." – Brendan Cox, Jo's Husband
The Jo Cox Foundation has been established to support Jo's friends, family and colleagues in their efforts to continue her work and to highlight the issues she cared about so deeply – from the plight of innocent civilians in Syria to the despair caused by loneliness and social isolation in the UK.
Launch of The Great Get Together - 22nd February 2017
'We have more in common than that which divides us' - Jo Cox
Today we are launching The Great Get Together: an community event that will be held on the weekend of the 17-18 June to mark the anniversary of Jo's death. We're asking people to throw a get-together - it could be big or small, a street party or just sharing cake with friends and neighbours - and to use it as a chance to enjoy being together and celebrate what we have in common.
We hope this can be a chance to bring our communities closer together. Jo's killing was designed to divide us and we can think of no better response than an anniversary that brings us closer together to celebrate all that we have in common.