|This week is the 25th anniversary of the mass Bosnian genocide in Srebrenica, 1995; the worst atrocity on EU soil since the Holocaust. But most people are unaware of what happened, this week serves to remember the innocent people lost and crucially raise awareness.|
|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.
|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.|
|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.|