The Great Get Together is inspired by Jo Cox, who was killed on the 16th of June 2016. In her first speech in Parliament, Jo said, ”We have more in common than that which divides us”. Through the Great Get Together, people across the country embrace Jo’s words and celebrate the belief that community makes us, asking people to connect with others and show the power we have as a community.
This year’s Great Get Together will be different from previous years. This year, though we can’t get together, we can still connect together. We’ll be doing that by asking you to celebrate the power of community. That could be something in your street or neighbourhood, like a cuppa over the hedge with your neighbour or a sing-a-long in your street, or it could be something online or on the phone, like calling that friend you’ve not spoken to in ten years!
Over the past three years communities up and down the country have come together to celebrate the life of Jo Cox MP. Thousands of community events have taken place, with people around the country showing that we have #MoreInCommon
There are some great ideas on the Great Get Together website to get you started.