Inspired by Jo Cox MP, the Great Get Together brings together communities to celebrate what unites us, to bridge divides and to make new connections.
Each summer hundreds of Great Get Together events across the UK take place on the weekend closest to Jo’s birthday in June. These events reject division and bring to life her message that we have more in common than that which divides us.
Loneliness was an issue of great importance to Jo and each year we also run the Great Winter Get Together in January to demonstrate the power of meaningful connection to reduce loneliness.
The Great Get Together restores my faith in human kindness and confirms the need to connect and interact with others.
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The impact of the Great Get Together
of attendees felt inspired by their participation to volunteer at a local project
said they knew some or lots of people locally after attending a Great Get Together, an increase of 19%
of attendees said that attending a Great Get Together positively affected their health and wellbeing
What’s coming up?
The upcoming Great Winter Get Together will take place in January 2023. More details will be announced soon, sign up for email updates below to be the first to know more!
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