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Newham community encouraged to join in the Jo Cox Great Get Together

PUBLISHED: 13:18 16 June 2017 | UPDATED: 13:18 16 June 2017

Get to know your neighbours at Newham events for The Great Get Together

Get to know your neighbours at Newham events for The Great Get Together

The Great Get Together

Picnics, cricket games and craft sessions are being held this weekend in Newham as members of the public unite to honour the memory of Jo Cox.

Get involved in the Newham Great Get Together this weekend Get involved in the Newham Great Get Together this weekend

The Newham Great Get Together, running from June 16 to 18, will host a series of feel-good events for all ages and abilities.

Attendees can attend a sports festival and Big Iftar event, get to grips with bunting making or simply chill out at a children’s and family picnic with games and film screening.

The Great Get Together has been touted as “the biggest neighbourhood celebrations since the Jubilee street parties” and similar events will be running up and down the country this weekend.

The national event is inspired by Jox Cox, the Labour MP who was shot and stabbed by a member of her constituency outside a library in Birstall, West Yorkshire, a year ago today.

Cllr Rokshana Fiaz, who is part of the organising team, said: “It’s about coming together and challenging hate and after the events in Manchester and on London Bridge it’s even more important that local residents have the opportunity to show what we have in common, how easy it is to make connections and for all of us to get on.”

Events take place across Newham over Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

To find out more details, visit facebook.com/NewhamGreatGetTogether or search @NewhamGetTogether on Twitter.

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