More in Common
The Great Get Together is inspired by Jo Cox, who had been Labour MP for Batley and Spen, for just over a year when she was killed on June 16, 2016 in the middle of the EU referendum campaign. Jo’s family and friends came up with the initiative to bring communities together to celebrate the life of the late MP. This weekend all over the country communities will be organising the biggest neighbourhood celebrations since the Jubilee street parties.
Yesterday Victoria attended our own community ‘Great Get Together’ in Norwich. Hosted by Norfolk Tweetup, we met at Norwich Cathedral. The Norfolk Tweetup is a free informal networking group for local businesses who chat and connect on twitter via #norfolkhour and #norwichhour giving everyone a chance to meet face to face. Donations collected for the Jo Cox Foundation raised in excess of £150.
Local Businesses had provided donations of food for the event, with sausage rolls, crisps & cake, we certainly didnt need any lunch after!
Over 60 people from local businesses attended the event, organised by Jill Watkinson (The Space), Colin Jeffery (Iceni Magazine) and Dave Lincoln (Horatio Creative) After everyone had time to grab a cuppa, Jill gave an inspiring talk about what unites us as a community and showed a video with well known personalities sharing what they felt united us in the United Kingdom, from fish and chips to 007! The Norfolk Tweetup group has grown in numbers in the last 18 months and we feel proud at Eastern Financial Consultants to be part of such a fantastic community.
Colin, Jill & Dave organisers of Norfolk Tweetup
“We are far more united and have far more in common than that which divides us” Jo Cox, MP first speech to parliament.
Photography for the event was provided by Paul Macro