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.
'We have more in common than that which divides us' - Jo Cox
To mark the year anniversary of Jo's murder - on 16th to 18th June - we’re part of organising the biggest neighbourhood celebrations since the Jubilee street parties. It’s called The Great Get Together and we’d love you to be a part of it.
We’re inviting people to get together with their neighbours to share food and celebrate all that we hold in common. It could be a street party or a shared barbecue, a picnic or a bake off. What matters is that we have fun and bring communities closer together.
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.
There are over 110,000 events planned already! Many of these events are run by individuals and their neighbours, so look out for stuff going on in your area (or visit the website for tips on how to organise your own event if you haven’t had an invite slip through your letterbox yet!). But there are also loads of exciting bigger events where all are welcome, so search for one near you here and get amongst the celebrations!
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