Statement on the Great Get Together 2020
At The Jo Cox Foundation, our primary concern at all times is the health and wellbeing of our communities. With this in mind, it will come as no surprise that we have decided to postpone The Great Get Together 2020. It is our aim to reschedule for a date later in the year and we’ll do everything we can to make sure everybody has time to plan for any new date. We will keep you updated regularly as our plans evolve.
If you have begun planning for an event in June, we are here to help, support and advise on appropriate next steps. You can get in touch with us at [email protected] with any questions.
Keeping our communities strong, and doing all we can as individuals and collectively to support one another through this difficult time is going to be essential in the coming weeks and months. We are determined to do everything possible to help with these efforts. We are also mindful that loneliness and enforced social isolation will pose serious problems for many. With your help, we will be supporting those experiencing difficulties in a variety of ways, alongside our partners – and look forward to updating you soon.
In these challenging times, we encourage everyone to act with kindness, compassion and remember that, in Jo’s words, we are far more united and have far more in common than that which divides us.
Please take care of yourselves, your loved ones and your community.
About The Great Get Together
The Great Get Together is inspired by Jo Cox, who was killed on 16 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, we ask people across the country to embrace Jo’s words, and come together to celebrate and connect with other members of their communities.
Jo’s family and friends first organised the Great Get Together in 2017, and since then we have seen millions of people across the country take part in thousands of events.
We also invite people to come together throughout the year. A key part of this is our #MincePieMoments Christmas campaign. You can stay up to date with news and community projects as they happen by signing up to our email updates.
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Find about the difference we are making.
The third Great Get Together was better than ever! Read all about it here.
From Parliament to Pitlochry, our Mince Pie Moments campaign inspired thousands to tackle loneliness in their communities. Find out more.
Our second year inspired 4,500 events across the country and 83% of people told us that they met someone new that weekend. Find out more.
Thousands of people took on loneliness with the simple act of a mince pie and a moment to chat with #MincePieMoments. Find out more.
The Great Get Together swept the nation, with millions of us coming together at events across the country to celebrate that we have more in common! Find out more.