Raising money in memory of the late Jo Cox MP

On Saturday, I hosted my annual fundraiser in memory of the late Jo Cox MP.

Each year, I organise a ‘Great Get Together’ event and this year was no different as we were pleased to be hosted at Howell Road Allotments in Ettingshall on Saturday, where people gathered to promote unity – Jo Cox’s ethos.

More in Common was a theme which the murdered MP stood by her whole career. She promoted inclusion and celebrated what communities had in common – rather than what divides them.

After she was murdered in her constituency in 2016, the Jo Cox Foundation was set up in her name to continue this thinking.

My annual fundraiser saw over £260 raised for the foundation this year.

The Great Get Together events are about bringing communities together, and celebrating what we have in common.

The allotment holders are all from different backgrounds, cultures, races and religions and they come together because of their love of growing fruit and veg.

The allotment holders were asked to cook something from the country where they were from for people to taste, and it was a day to remember with guests experiences cuisines from Latvia to Africa.

There was music, dancing and even singing. It was a perfect way to remember and honour Jo and bring our community together.

Thank you to everyone that came and donated and to Tracey & Mark from Howell Road allotments and to the plotholders for hosting and cooking the delicious food on offer.

Read more here: https://www.expressandstar.com/…/wolverhampton…/

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