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The Great Get Together, an initiative of the Jo Cox Foundation, is an annual event which brings together people from different backgrounds around a common cause in their area showing, in Jo Cox’s words, ‘we have more in common than that which divides us.’

Anything can be a Great Get Together provided that it brings people together in a positive way to celebrate Jo Cox’s #moreincommon message.

Last week myself and Friends of Constable Park held a Great Get Together event in St Andrews at Constable Street Allotments. It was a lovely day with the sun shining and it was brilliant to see people come together to celebrate their community.

We had a live music, football skills with Tiger’s Trust, seed planting with Butterfly City, Hull Food Partnership, insect hunt and pizza! We were also joined by community leaders including local councillors, Daren Hale, Leanne Fudge and Haroldo Herrera-Richmond, Reverend Dominic Black and Angela from HACA (Hull Afro-Caribbean Association).

It was just brilliant to see everyone interacting with each other and enjoying time with people in their community. Over the past few years we’ve seen just how valuable community spirit and resilience is – proving that Jo Cox’s #moreincommon message is more powerful and relevant than ever.

I always say that Hull is like a village, where everyone knows each other and is happy to help if you need it. The communities in Hull are brilliant and deserve to be celebrated.

I want to say a huge thank you to the Lausan, MS3 and Wykelands for making this event possible, the brilliant local Councillors, and to everyone who attended!

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