On the weekend closest to Jo Cox’s birthday - 23-25 June 2023 - ordinary people up and down the UK will unite their communities with Great Get Together events that bring people from different backgrounds together around a common cause. This could be showing support for refugees, looking after your local park, or getting to know each other through crafting or gardening.
The Great Get Together celebrates what unites us and rejects division, inspired by Jo Cox’s message that we have more in common than that which divides us. We’d love for you to join us. Find all the resources you need in our organiser toolkit.
A Great Get Together can be any event that brings people together, but if you're looking for specific ideas of activities you could run, take a look a look at our partner initiatives which have simple event models and toolkits that you can follow: a Great Walk Together (in partnership with Refugee Week), Great Watch Together (in partnership with Cinema for All), or Great Write Together (in partnership with library charities).
Download the organiser toolkit
The need to celebrate Jo Cox’s ‘more in common’ message and reject division through the Great Get Together is still as relevant as it was seven years ago. The Jo Cox Foundation relies on donations to enable us to continue to run the Great Get Together and the rest of our vital work. If you’d like to support us, using your Get Together to fundraise is a great way to do so.
Download the fundraising toolkit
This year we’re providing physical resource packs to use at your event for any Great Get Togethers that are registered as a fundraising event! Register your event as a fundraiser by 28 May to receive your physical resource pack ahead of the Great Get Together weekend (23-25 June).
Ready to start organising?
- Download the Organiser Toolkit
- Register your event to add it to our map
- Sign up for a free 'Great Plan Together' webinar
- Check out our FAQs page for answers to common questions.
- Join the mailing list so you don't miss any news.
Thank you for being part of Jo Cox's legacy and showing that we have more in common than that which divides us.