Invitation from Brendan Cox, The Jo Cox Foundation, Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester and Sir Richard Leese, Leader of Manchester City Council
On behalf of Greater Manchester Citizens, Manchester City Council and the Greater Manchester Combined Authority we would like to invite you to the Greater Manchester Great Get Together.
Inspired by the memory and the values of Jo Cox, the Great Get Together is essentially a chance for people of different communities, faiths and backgrounds to come together in celebration and commemoration. We are honoured that communities and organisations across the country are holding tens of thousands of events across the country, bringing together people of different backgrounds, ages and beliefs.
After the tragic events of the past few weeks where so many innocent lives have been lost in Manchester and London, we believe that it is now more important than ever to unite to express our grief for lives lost, our resolve to fight hate in all its forms and our commitment to hold to our values.
In that light we hope that the many events across Manchester planned for the Great Get Together will provide an opportunity for people to come together. Some will want to gather in the centre of the city and this event, taking place in the Cathedral Gardens just by Manchester Arena, will provide that opportunity.
We are keen that the event unites people from diverse backgrounds from across the Greater Manchester area. We would be delighted if you were able to join us at the event with family, colleagues and other representatives of your community.