Great Get Together


This summer, on the weekend of 16-18 June, the Jo Cox Foundation are organising 'The Great Get Together'.

On 16 June 2016, Cox was fatally shot and stabbed outside a library in Birstall, West Yorkshire, where she was about to hold a constituency surgery.

The aim is to invite people to get together with their neighbours to share food and to celebrate all that we hold in common. It could be a street party or a shared barbecue, a picnic
or a bake off. What matters is that people have fun and communities come closer together.

The work of faith communities across the UK is a powerful statement that we are more than individuals.

The Great Get Together weekend gives people a chance to  have fun and to make some new friends along the way.

 To join in, you can organise an an event, which could be anything you like – a garden party, a BBQ, a sports day, a singalong or a games night. It’s fine to use the event to fit with your own plans – as long as it’s an event that brings people together.

If you’d like to get involved you can find out more on the organiser's website at