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13th June 2019

‘More in common than that which divides us’ - LLantwit preparing for celebrations of all we have in common

BY: Nathan Spackman

Llantwit Major is getting ready for an amazing celebration of all we have in common in memory of Jo Cox.

As part of a weekend of events across the country from June 21st – 23rd Llantwit Major is planning to bring people from the local community together to show, in the words of Jo Cox, that we have ‘more in common than that which divides us’.

A community get together will be held at Seaview Park on Sunday 23rd June from noon until 3pm. Just bring a picnic and join in the fun. Everybody is welcome.

Local organiser Laura Henderson said:
“There’s so much talk at the moment about all the things that divide us so this will be a fantastic chance for us to get together for a really good day out when we can focus instead on all the things we have in common. There will be activities to suit everyone including crafts, children’s games, bake off, boules, chatty café and more.It will be an opportunity to get to know your neighbors better and meet up with others in the community that you might not know.”
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The event is part of The Great Get Together, held annually to remember Jo Cox MP who was murdered in 2016 and to encourage the stronger, more inclusive communities that she believed in.

Kim Leadbeater, Jo’s sister, said:
“I’m really touched by the amazing efforts so many people around the country are putting in towards keeping Jo’s values and her spirit alive. Events like this can make a really big difference in strengthening our communities and reminding everybody that while we may disagree about a lot of things, there’s an awful lot more that we have in common. It’s those ties that bind us together and make us all stronger.”

The Great Get Together
The 2019 Great Get Together is the third annual series of events taking place across the UK to celebrate Jo's values of kindness, compassion and inclusivity. It will take place on what would have been her birthday weekend, from 21st-23rd June. The popular mix of streets parties, BBQs, picnics and sporting events aims to bring people together and celebrate the best of Britain’s community spirit. At the heart of every event will be Jo's core belief that ‘we are far more united and have far more in common than that which divides us’. Once again thousands of events will take place across the country and the Great Get Together is collaborating with an exciting team of partners including the Women’s Institute, Scouts, Girlguiding, British Red Cross, Royal British Legion, Facebook, The LGBT Foundation, Tesco and many more. To find out more, visit: www.greatgettogether.org

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