The Great Get Together is an initiative designed to bring communities together which takes place every year on the weekend of Jo Cox’s birthday in June. It is at the heart of our vision for a nation of strong compassionate communities.
The Great Get Together is powered by thousands of volunteers representing every region of the country. Every year, more people step up to bring their communities together.
Great Get Together events are as diverse as the people who make them happen. There is no ‘one size fits all’. Anyone can take part and events can be large or small, based around food, sport, music or anything else, with people you know or those you don’t.
The Great Get Together weekend will take place again on 19th – 21st June 2020, which would have been Jo’s 46th birthday. This will be the fourth time that thousands of people up and down the country have got together to celebrate kindness, community, respect and the values we share.
The Great Get Together 2019
This year participation more than doubled with an estimated 720,000 people taking part in more than 11,000 events. Celebrations took place in every corner of the country, stretching from Orkney to Jersey and from Lowestoft to Derry- LondonDerry.