More in Common Community

The More in Common Nationwide Community is made up groups and individuals who are inspired by the words Jo used in her maiden speech in Parliament: “we are far more united and have far more in common than that which divides us

The aim of the community is to maintain Jo’s legacy in communities across the UK and ensure her values of respect, humanity, inclusion and equality live on. Groups and and individuals work year-round to build strong and compassionate communities where everyone has a sense of identity and belonging. As a Foundation we support these groups by providing opportunities to bring people together and training to help individuals reach out to others in their community.

 

More in Common Batley & Spen

 

 

  • A volunteer group from Jo's constituency who came together in 2016 to create something positive out of the tragedy that was Jo's murder
  • The group focus on bringing people together through education, sport and physical activity, creative arts and faith and culture
  • Key events include the Run for Jo, The Big Batley Iftar, The Great Rugby Get Together, Stepping Into the Future and The Jo Cox Way Bike Ride

More in Common Darlington

 

 

  • The group have met for the last two years to help spread Jo's more in common message across Darlington
  • They have held two Great Get Together Picnics, a candlelight vigil in High Row, and have published articles in the local press and social media

More in Common Boston & Lambeth

 

 

  • Lambeth, in South London, recorded the highest remain vote in the European referendum, while Boston had the highest proportion of voters who supported leave. The two More in Common groups were established to help promote understanding and respect between two areas with very different outlooks and cultures
  • The groups runs numerous cultural exchange events throughout the year, including the human library, exchange programmes, a Polish heritage day and history tours
  • They appeared on Ed Miliband’s podcast and have been featured in The Guardian and the BBC

More in Common Academy

 

 

  • Our More in Common Academy in April 2019 brought together 70 organisers from across the UK to share ideas and learn how to put on impactful Great Get Togethers
  • Speakers included Jo's sister Kim Leadbeater and George Gabriel, Strategic Partnerships Manager at Facebook
  • 90% of attendees said afterwards they would be able to organise better Great Get Togethers
  • 100% of attendees said More in Common and The Great Get Together could help improve their community and that they felt motivated to participate in the More in Common programme

To find out more about our More in Common groups or to set your own group up, contact us info@jocoxfoundation.org

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