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.   

 

STATEMENT FROM KIM LEADBEATER, JO'S SISTER

18TH FEBRUARY 2018

This is another very difficult day for our family. The last 20 months have been a constant rollercoaster of emotions which we are still dealing with on a daily basis.

My priority is and always will be looking after Jo and Brendan’s children and supporting my parents, who have already been through so much.

As a family we will support Brendan as he endeavours to do the right thing by admitting mistakes he may have made in the past, and we respect him for doing so. We all make mistakes. Brendan is a wonderful father and I have no doubt about the happiness he brought to Jo.

My other focus is to wholeheartedly continue the work I have begun through the More in Common movement at a local and national level and to support The Jo Cox Foundation in continuing its valuable work. I have a fantastic team of people who have supported me so far and I know they will continue to do so as we focus on creating a positive legacy for Jo. Thank you to everyone for your ongoing support.

Kim Leadbeater, Jo’s Sister

STATEMENT FROM THE TRUSTEES OF THE JO COX FOUNDATION

17TH FEBRUARY 2018

The Board of the Jo Cox Foundation has accepted Brendan’s resignation as trustee.

Since establishing the Jo Cox Foundation, the trustees and staff have admired the integrity, commitment and dedication that Brendan has shown in our work to create a positive legacy for Jo.

The Jo Cox Foundation was established in September 2016 to channel the energy and determination generated by Jo's life and murder into practical efforts to advance the causes she championed. The trustees and staff remain committed to continuing this important work and honouring Jo’s life.


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'We have more in common than that which divides us' - Jo Cox

In June 2017, we helped run the biggest neighbourhood celebrations since the Jubilee street parties. This year The Great Get Together will take place on 22nd - 24th June, which would have been Jo’s 44th birthday. Everyone is invited to get together with their neighbours to share food and celebrate all that we have in common.

Find out more or join in The Great Get Together here.