Street Celebration planned to remember murdered MP Jo Cox

The Jo Cox foundation is joining forces with the Team at The Big Lunch to organise a community celebration to honour the memory of murdered MP Jo Cox.

Thousands of street parties, picnics and baking competitions will be held on 17th and 18th June to remember MP Jo Cox, a year after she was murdered.

Her widower Brendan Cox said the UK-wide event, called The Great Get Together, will be a "fitting tribute" to the mother-of-two who died on 16th June last year. Her murder was "designed to divide our country" so uniting in this way would be "a powerful statement", he added.

Last year, 7.3 million people held lunches in streets, gardens and community spaces as part of a project known as The Big Lunch, which began in 2009. The Duchess of Cornwall and chef Jamie Oliver, along with many other famous faces will join Mr Cox for the launch of the The Great Get Together at the Clarence House in June.

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