July 20, 2016

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#MoreInCommon weekend 3/4 September

Welcome to #MoreInCommon, the start of what we hope will be an inspirational campaign to draw communities together and celebrate the very best that each community in Britain has to offer.

MoreInCommon

Our #MoreInCommon weekend is a wonderful opportunity to join in fun days, sports activities, hear or sample food & music both local and exotic, and meet other members of your local community – whether it be around a picnic blanket in the part, or at a larger event in one of several cities around the UK.

The aim is to have fun, but the intent is serious: to show that, like Jo Cox said, we have more in common than that which divides us.

“While we celebrate our diversity, what surprises me time and time again as I travel around the constituency is that we are far more united and have far more in common than that which divides us.”
Jo Cox’s inaugural Parliamentary speech

While nothing we can do will bring Jo back, we want to provide a fitting tribute to her memory – and legacy – and put back some optimism into our sometimes-divided neighbourhoods.

We want to show, using the most positive means we can, that together we can defeat the hatred that led to Jo’s tragic murder.

Our weekend is being run with the support and encouragement of Jo’s family and friends.

There will be scores of #MoreInCommon events across the UK, with the campaign also being supported by musicians, footballers and celebrity chefs.

The centerpiece will be a large community fun day in Batley, Jo’s hometown. There will be some large-scale city and town centre activities, such as a food and cultural festival in Bradford, but also smaller community and even neighbourhood events, including community picnics and bulb planting sessions.

We even have ‘cup of tea’ events, where strangers get together to talk about their community over a friendly cuppa. Nothing is too small to try.

All this will be backed up by a social media campaign, with your videos and photos, that will allow many thousands of people to identify with the #MoreInCommon theme and show friendship to family and friends.

Be part of the HOPE team and join with us this weekend.