The connections we make during Get Togethers are real. Whether it’s a street party, sports day, community lunch or school assembly the events held as part of The Great Get Together change the communities they are held in and the people that attend them forever.
But don’t take out word for it! We carry out thorough evaluations of everything we do to make sure those working to prove we have #moreincommon are putting their efforts in the right place.
Take a look below at the results of surveys and research taken after every year’s Great Get Together and Christmas Get Together.
Numbers not your thing? Why not hear some Get Together stories from people who have taken part.
The Great Get Together 2019
The third year of The Great Get Together signalled a change from an annual event to a year-round movement powered by thousands of people in their communities who believe – as Jo did – that we have more in common than that which divides us.
We saw people using the opportunity to tackle local issues from knife-crime, to loneliness, to inter-faith projects.
The Great Christmas Get Together 2018
Over 20,000 people took part in The Great Christmas Get Together 2018.
For the first time, we launched our Christmas Calendar which helped people fill their December with actions that connected them better with their community.
The Great Get Together 2018
Excitingly for 45% of organisers it was their first time, which means we’re still reaching new people and our movement is continuing to grow.
The Great Christmas Get Together 2017
So come the festive season, we launched #MincePieMoments, where we encouraged people to use the excuse of baked treats to reach out to someone new.
It was a great success with 208,000 people taking part and 93% feeling more connected afterwards.
The first ever Great Get Together swept the nation on the 16-18 June 2017, a year to the day since Jo Cox MP, the person who inspired it all, was killed.
With more people attending than the 2012 Jubilee, it was truly one of the biggest community celebrations in our history. What’s more, 83% of people said they met someone new and 78% said they felt more hopeful about Britain afterwards.
And we’re not finished yet!
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