This summer on the 17th and 18th of June, millions of people across the country will be getting together with their neighbours to share food and celebrate all that we have in common.

 The event marks one year since MP Jo Cox was killed. Jo lived her life according to the belief that we have more in common than divides us, and in that spirit, her husband Brendan and friends are hoping as many of us as possible will mark the anniversary by organising or attending a celebration in our community that weekend.

Your event could be big or small, indoors or out – it’s entirely up to you. It could be a street party, a barbecue, a picnic, a bake off, or something else completely. Whatever you decide, you will be part of a huge national occasion that The Challenge is extremely proud to be supporting. Some incredible people are already planning what to do. Most of them are in communities like yours.

Jon Yates, Director at The Challenge said: “We’re delighted to be involved in The Great Get Together, a unique opportunity to bring people together across regional, cultural and economic divides to share a simple meal. In an increasingly diverse country, it’s more important than ever that we create spaces where people can interact with others who are different from themselves.”

If you’re interested in getting involved in this fantastic event, go to https://greatgettogether.org/. You can lead your own event, or just look out for what’s going on near you.