Over the weekend 16th – 18th June, The Jo Cox Foundation is encouraging everyone to get involved in community celebrations across the UK. The Great Get Together event marks the first anniversary of the murder of Jo Cox MP and is inspired by her maiden speech to parliament when she said, “we have more in common and are far more united than that which divides us”.
The aim of The Great Get Together is to connect people and build stronger communities. Up and down the country, get togethers are being planned – big and small – from street parties to BBQs and games of football to bake offs.
Alongside over 100 organisations, there are some great opportunities for young people and schools to get involved in The Great Get Together and a special website with further information and ideas.
At the recent SRtRC School Competition Awards Ceremony, a Jo Cox MP Memorial Award was presented to young people from Elmwood Infant School, Croydon for their excellent work. This award will be presented annually.
Ged Grebby, SRtRC Chief Executive, said: “Show Racism the Red Card is proud to be working with the Jo Cox Foundation on a number of education projects aimed at challenging racism and hate crime. We will help promote The Great Get Together and work on a project in London with the Foundation and Migrant Voice. We urge all our supporters to get involved in The Great Get Together in their neighbourhood.”