In the days following Jo's death over 40,000 people generously donated over £1.5 million to the Jo Cox Fund. This money is being used to support work in Yorkshire, across the UK and in Syria:
- The Royal Voluntary Service are creating community spaces in Batley and Spen, places where Jo's constituents can work together to strengthen and support the community and combat loneliness - a cause Jo was passionate about.
- HOPE not hate are working to unite communities across the UK, breaking down barriers and fighting hatred. The money will be spent on everything from website development to community mobilisation.
- The White Helmets are using our support to set up a 'Hero Fund'. This will support the families of over 150 White Helmets who have lost their lives carrying out life-saving humanitarian work in Syria, as well as funding the purchase of vital ambulances for emergency teams.
All funds raised over £1.5 million are being directed to the Jo Cox Foundation to channel the energy and determination generated by her life and untimely death into practical efforts to advance the causes she championed.