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Cam is getting ready for an amazing celebration of all we have in common in memory of Jo Cox

As part of a weekend of events across the country this weekend, Cam is planning to bring people from the local community together to show, in the words of Jo Cox, that we have ‘more in common than that which divides us’.

As part of a weekend of events across the country this weekend, Cam is planning to bring people from the local community together to show, in the words of Jo Cox, that we have ‘more in common than that which divides us’.

A free shared lunch event will be held on Sunday (June 23) at Cam Youth and Community Centre in Frederick Thomas Road from 12 noon until 3pm. There will be a free ‘Strictly Fitness’ session from qualified instructor Jon Rodriquez and a bouncy castle.

This is the third Great Get Together event in the area, following successful days at the Chantry Centre in Dursley and Cam Cricket Club in the previous two years.

Danae Savvidou, on behalf of the organisers, said: “There’s so much talk at the moment about all the things that divide us so this will be a fantastic chance for us to get together for a really good day out when we can focus instead on all the things we have in common.

“There will be food and music for people to enjoy and it will be an opportunity to get to know your neighbours better and meet up with others in the community that you might not know.”

The event is part of The Great Get Together, held annually to remember Jo Cox MP who was murdered in 2016 and to encourage the stronger, more inclusive communities that she believed in.

Kim Leadbeater, Jo’s sister, said: “I’m really touched by the amazing efforts so many people around the country are putting in towards keeping Jo’s values and her spirit alive. Events like this can make a really big difference in strengthening our communities and reminding everybody that while we may disagree about a lot of things, there’s an awful lot more that we have in common. It’s those ties that bind us together and make us all stronger.”

For more details, please contact Danae Savvidou on 07528 110 901.

Doina Cornell, David Drew, Matt Tipper and Trevor Hall stand behind the bar at Cam Cricket Club at last year's Great Get Together
Taken at last year’s event with David Drew MP and Stroud District Council leader Doina Cornell
Banner for the Cam Great Get Together
The banner in Cam advertising this year’s event