Redcar and Cleveland is throwing a Great Get Together picnic and everyone is invited!
Labour and Co-operative MP for Redcar, Anna Turley, who has organised the picnic in memory of her friend Jo Cox MP, has said it is time to put aside our divisions and remember Jo’s message that we have more in common.
Jo was the MP for Batley and Spen in West Yorkshire and was murdered by a far-right fanatic outside her constituency surgery on 16th June 2016. Her murder led to a huge outpouring of grief around the world and the Great Get Together is one project that has set out to pay tribute to Jo’s message that ‘we have more in common than that which divides us’.
Redcar and Cleveland’s Great Get Together picnic will be on Sunday 23rd June from 12 noon until 4pm at Locke Park, Redcar. Everyone is welcome – bring a picnic and your family and friends. There will be a bouncy castle for the kids.
Speaking about the event, Anna said:
“Jo was one of the most lovely, caring people you could ever meet and we could all learn a lot from her commitment to building a better more compassionate world.
“There is a lot of division in our country right now, from political disagreement to discrimination on race, religion, disability, and sexuality.
“Three years on from when Jo was cruelly taken from us, it is time to come together and put aside our differences and disagreements. Last year’s picnic was a great event in the sunshine and I hope many more will join us this year for an afternoon of fun.”