Saturday, June 17, 2017

The Great Get Together

Patrick McLoughlin writes:

Subject: The Great Get Together
The Great Get Together


Yesterday was the one year anniversary of the tragic murder of Jo Cox MP. The Jo Cox Foundation have organised the Great Get Together this weekend – it is a great initiative and I hope that you will be able to play a part in it.

Thank you for your continued support. Below is the information you will need to get involved.
Kind regards,

Patrick McLoughlin 
Chairman of the Conservative Party

It is one year since the appalling, hate-filled murder of MP Jo Cox. 
Her friends and family don’t want it to be a mournful occasion. Jo was a passionate campaigner, and inspired by her, they want us to channel our horror and grief into something positive.
So, they’re spending the weekend celebrating what we have in common, and they’ve asked us to join them.
It’s called The Great Get Together, and it’s a very simple idea: they’re asking you to do something -- big or small -- to bring our communities together on 16 - 18 June. Will you join in? 
Yes, I’ll celebrate that we have more in common 
There are a number of ways to join in: you could organise a get together of your neighbours, go to one of the events that’s already planned, bravely speak to a neighbour you don’t yet know well or join in via social media.
At last count, over 120,000 events are already planned across the country -- from picnics at local schools to street parties, football tournaments and community iftars (breaking of the ramadan fast). If we also join, the celebration of having more in common will be truly huge. 
Just let the Jo Cox Foundation know that you want to join in and they’ll send you a list of ideas for how other people are getting involved. 
I want to be part of the weekend 
The idea of the Great Get Together was born out of that desire to carry on Jo’s work and celebrate our shared humanity. While we’ve just finished another election where we’ve focused on our important differences, we also know that underlying this is a deep desire to be part of close communities.
The Big Lunch have teamed up with the Great Get Together to move their annual celebration and an incredible range of organisations and individuals are taking part, from the Scouts and GirlGuides to the RNLI, RSPB, Women’s Institute and Premier League. 

Promoted by Alan Mabbutt on behalf of the Conservative Party, both at 4 Matthew Parker Street, London, SW1H 9HQ

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