Great Get Together Family Picnic in the Park

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All are welcome to join a Family Picnic in the Park in memory of Jo Cox on Saturday 29 June, 11:30am-2:30pm on the moor opposite and also in the grounds Holy Trinity and St. Jude’s Church on Free School Lane, Halifax HX1 2XE.

As part of the Great Get Together there will be games, entertainment a fire engines and a police vehicle and plenty of children’s activities. You can get involved in taster sessions of Indian dancing, cooking and more.

A Great Get Together at Hebden Bridge Park

Inspired by the values of the late Jo Cox, The Great Get Together is a national event  across the country every year and Hebden has its own.

Saturday 22 June, 12:00pm-6:00pm, Calder Holmes Park in Hebden Bridge will see some incredible activities include the international, highly acclaimed Human Library Project, a local ‘Bake off’, music and entertainment throughout the day, hair braiding, face painting, young people’s area, older people’s activities and much much more. There really is something for everyone. We’re particularly excited to hear 12 year old Sam on the decks, playing some quality reggae vinyl, as part of the ‘Sounds of Summer’ from local DJ’s!

Reach4Ward is organising this and is a non-profit community interest company delivering events, training and workshops based on the principles of achieving social justice.

In recognising that loneliness and isolation are some of the biggest issues in the UK today, affecting people from all corners of the community, these events are set to bring people together. To bridge the gaps that exist today, to promote kindness, and to say we have #moreincommon than that which divides us.

Great Get Together at Illingworth Moor Methodist Church

Following on from the extremely successful Community Day in 2017, Illingworth Moor Methodist Church are doing it again this year.

The event will take place on Saturday 23 June, 12:00pm-3:00pm and is being organised in conjunction with The Jo Cox Foundations “GREAT GET TOGETHER” idea, which aims to bring people and communities together.

There will be lots going on including Ferret Racing – Alpacas – A Boxing ring – Stalls for all age groups – Children’s characters and mascots – Busoasis – A Mehndi Artist – Food and drinks and live performances from several bands and singers including the extremely popular LANDLUBBERS.

Everyone is welcome and we look forward to spending a fabulous day together.


The Great Get Together: Community Iftar Thursday 15 June 2017

Join the Community Iftar at QRNC, Queen’s Road, Halifax HX1 4NE on Thursday 15 June from 9:00 pm. Iftar is the evening meal when Muslims end their daily Ramadan fast at sunset.

All are welcome but please make sure you confirm your attendance to as places are limited.