The Great Get Together 2020
The Great Get Together takes place this month (19-21 June) which is inspired by the late Jo Cox. Jo’s family and friends first organised the Great Get Together in 2017, and since then millions of people across the country have taken part to support the cause.
Because of the COVID-19 lockdown rules and social distancing, this year’s Great Get Together will be different from previous years.
Even though we can’t get together in the same way, we can still connect together. Whether it’s a get together in your street or neighbourhood, a cuppa over the garden fence, or a sing-a-long in your street, or it could be digital get together, here are some ideas to get you started.
Everyone’s safety is priority so please ensure anything you plan adheres fully to the social distancing guidelines laid out in the country you are in.
The Great Get Together can help tackle loneliness
This week is Loneliness Awareness Week, the Great Get Together is an ideal opportunity for us to remember the importance of feeling connected and seen, especially during these difficult times. Some people find it harder than others to socialise easily, and these anxieties can often be heightened especially for people who spend a lot of time on their own. Even if you just want to connect with an elderly neighbour or introduce yourselves to a new family that has just moved on to your street, the weekend is a great opportunity to step out of your comfort zone and learn what you have in common with people in your community.
Run or Walk for Jo Event 21 June
If you’d like to support the cause in a more active way, you can take part in the virtual Run for Jo event on 21 June.
However you decide to celebrate this year’s Great Get Together, we’d love for you to share your pics and stories via social media using the following hashtags #moreincommon #powerofcommunity #runforjo