Today marks one year to the day Labour party MP Jo Cox was tragically murdered. It's easy to reflect on such matters with an air of sadness, particular with all the recent incidents of hatred and neglect that has led to devastating consequences all over the UK. However, as a woman who spent so much of her incredible life fighting so hard for unity, Cox would much rather see the nation marking the one year anniversary by coming together and celebrating, rather than reflecting on grief and sadness.
This is where 'The Great Get Together' comes in. All weekend, the nation is being encouraged by Cox's family and friends to get together however they fancy, be it a barbecue, street party or a picnic. The idea is simply to continue to raise Cox's message that we all have more in common to brings us together than traits that divide us.
Right now, this is exactly what the nation needs. We need to unite with friends, family, and even strangers to remind each other that we are all in this together. We need to raise everyone's spirits and appreciate the remaining positives in all our lives.
It's so easy to get involved, simply plan a get together and list it on the website or search what's already going on in your area and head down. Don't forget to pop a picture on social media to help spread the world and keep Jo Cox's legacy strong as ever.