Invitation from Brendan Cox, The Jo Cox Foundation, Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester and Sir Richard Leese, Leader of Manchester City Council #moreincommon
On behalf of Greater Manchester Citizens, Manchester City Council and
the Greater Manchester Combined Authority we would like to invite you
to the Greater Manchester Great Get Together.
Inspired by the memory and the values of Jo Cox, the Great Get
Together is essentially a chance for people of different communities,
faiths and backgrounds to come together in celebration and
commemoration. We are honoured that communities and organisations across
the country are holding tens of thousands of events across the country,
bringing together people of different backgrounds, ages and beliefs.
After the tragic events of the past few weeks where so many innocent
lives have been lost in Manchester and London, we believe that it is now
more important than ever to unite to express our grief for lives lost,
our resolve to fight hate in all its forms and our commitment to hold to
In that light we hope that the many events across Manchester planned
for the Great Get Together will provide an opportunity for people to
come together. Some will want to gather in the centre of the city and
this event, taking place in the Cathedral Gardens just by Manchester
Arena, will provide that opportunity.
We are keen that the event unites people from diverse backgrounds
from across the Greater Manchester area. We would be delighted if you
were able to join us at the event with family, colleagues and other
representatives of your community.
The event is open to everyone of all faiths and none, and
from all cultures and all communities. We hope that it will be a true
celebration of Manchester’s unique multicultural community.
Food will be available, including halal food at the end of the
fasting day for Muslims. There will be planned entertainment and
children’s activities. The event will be covered by Channel 4 and will
feature on their Last Leg programme on Friday evening.
We look forward to welcoming you to the event.
Brendan Cox, The Jo Cox Foundation, Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester, Richard Leese, Leader of Manchester City Council.