Thanks to our organisers, The Great Get Together 2020 was – as in previous years – a real success. In a difficult time for us all, it was inspiring to see thousands of people from communities across the UK demonstrate the truth of Jo Cox’s words that ‘We have more in common than that which divides us’.
We saw a couple whose wedding had been cancelled ‘tie the knot’ in Llantwit Major. We saw the people of Birmingham spread their ‘power of community’ message across the city through mandalas made of yarn. We saw thousands of people take part in the international Run for Jo. And we saw hundreds of small acts of kindness: cups of tea shared with neighbours; communities reaching out to those most isolated; wishing trees with thoughts for a brighter post-covid future. Thanks to all of you who demonstrated the power of community.
But we don’t want to stop there. The past few months have shown the power of community that lies at the heart of neighbourhoods across the country. We want to continue to bring communities together all year round. As lockdown restrictions we know there are many challenges ahead, and that it is more important than ever for communities to stay connected.
With this in mind, we invite you all to join us on Tuesday 7th July 6.30pm to celebrate four years of The Great Get Together and ask “what next?“
We’ll be sharing stories of Great Get Togethers past and present and hearing your hopes for communities coming out of lockdown. You’ll also get to hear from the Jo Cox Foundation’s Ambassador and Jo Cox’s sister, Kim Leadbeater.
The event is also an opportunity to find out more about More in Common – our network of local groups across the UK promoting Jo’s ‘more in common’ message in their communities. Find out how you can join a group, or set up your own!
Simply sign up via the link below and share with anyone else you think should be there! We look forward to connecting with you all.