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Blog: 5th anniversary of Jo's maiden speech

Five years ago, Jo Cox delivered her maiden speech in Parliament. 
Today, Kim Leadbeater, The Jo Cox Foundation's ambassador and Jo's sister, reflecting on how Jo's 'More In Common' message is more important than ever.

The Local Covid-19 response in Kirklees

Volunteers Week 2019 – National Awareness Days Events Calendar ... For the past two months, the Jo Cox Foundation’s Yorkshire team have ceased their usual roles to support their community, responding to those needing help due to the impact of the pandemic. Working with the local authority and many third sector organisations, volunteer groups and individuals, they have helped to deliver a variety of support. This includes delivering food to those unable to shop and connecting people who need a regular check in to ward off loneliness to a befriending service.

 

 


Community Blog: Laura in Widnes

Many of us have wanted to help out our local community over the past couple of months. But, while that feeling is there, often we don’t know what to do with it. It can be a nerve-wracking and daunting prospect to put the time and effort into organising something for people you don’t know. This is even more the case for those juggling work and looking after the kids.

Community Stories: Margaret in Buckhurst Hill

Studies show that over half of us don’t know our neighbours. This was certainly true before this crisis began, but is it still true now?

One of the main inspirations in these times is the newfound connections we are building. For some of us, it’s shopping for the elderly neighbour we haven’t spoken to previously, for others, it’s joining a WhatsApp group with everyone on their street. 


Community Stories: V.E. Day

V.E. Day is only once a year and the 75th anniversary was especially important. National moments like this offer the chance for communities to come together from all different backgrounds to commemorate something they have in common.

Community Stories: Ric in Sutton

In the seventh week of lockdown, people could use some much-needed positivity. Nothing has been more positive in this worrying time than individuals and communities up and down the country coming together to act with love, kindness and compassion.

 

 

 


Support the Jo Cox Foundation with the #TwoPointSixChallenge

This Sunday, join us in taking part in the #TwoPointSixChallenge and play a part in saving the UK's charities. In the spirit of 'More In Common' we want to use the 2.6 Challenge to help people connect and show kindness to one another during these troubling times.

 

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The Jo Cox Foundation has founded the Connection Coalition

The Jo Cox Foundation has founded the Connection Coalition alongside Mind, The British Red Cross, Facebook, Age UK, Nesta, Nationbuilder and The Cares Family.

The Founding members are convening this cross-sector coalition to coordinate, amplify and inspire efforts to reinforce meaningful connections. In doing so, we will mitigate the impact of isolation throughout the Covid-19 and harness the power of strong relationships and connections for the future.


World Earth Day - Jo Cox Community Wood

For World Earth Day, we are celebrating the Jo Cox Community Wood, and what the trees mean to the people who sponsored them. Read the lovely messages left by our community. 

 


Our Statement: Coming Together Through Challenging Times

At The Jo Cox Foundation, our primary concern at all times is the health and wellbeing of our communities. With this in mind, it will come as no surprise that we have decided to postpone The Great Get Together 2020. It is our aim to reschedule for a date later in the year and we’ll do everything we can to make sure everybody has time to plan for any new date. We will keep you updated regularly as our plans evolve.