In June 2017 communities up and down the country came together on the anniversary of Jo Cox’s murder to celebrate everything we have in common, by holding street parties and other community events.
We heard from all quarters that The Great Get Together shouldn’t be a one off, which is why this year, we’re doing it all over again on the weekend of 22nd-24th June, which would have been Jo’s 44th birthday.
“Lots of people have told me that it was really good to have an opportunity to talk properly to people they had barely said hello to before, sometimes people just need an excuse to be friendly.” – Read more of Julie’s story
We’re inviting people to get together with their neighbours, friends or community to have fun, share food and celebrate all that we have in common. It could be a street party or a shared barbecue, a picnic or a bake off. What matters is that we have fun and bring our communities closer together.