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June 2017

The Great Get Together…

June 16th 2017 On   June   16th   last   year   Jo   Cox   MP   was   killed,   Jo's   family   want   as   many   people   as   possible   to   get   together   over the   weekend   of   16th   -   18th   June   to   prove   that   we   stand   united   and   reject   divisive   politics,   this   can   be   done   by simply bringing communities together to celebrate all that unites us. Here    is    your    chance    to    become    involved    locally,    as    we    want    Bere    Regis    to    be    part    of    this    countrywide celebration of all that is good within our own community. We   as   a   nation   and   people   locally   are   facing   many   terrible   things:-   the   loss   of   life   in   the   horrendous   tower block fire in London , terrorist attacks in Manchester and London. Much  political uncertainty. Many face all sorts of personal battles such as illness, poverty, bereavement. Today we ask you to come together to celebrate all that is good in our community. At   the   Pop   In   Place   "Great   Get   Together"   10am   until   12noon   where   there   will   be   free   refreshments   coffee, cakes and free raffle, entertainment and a warm welcome to all who walk through the door.
25th June 2017 This   morning   the   Pop   In   Performers   presented   a   cheque   to   the   church   wardens   for   £1,564.24   for   the   church roof appeal. Thank you to all of the group who came along to sing at the Service this morning, I’m very proud of you all x

The following letter is from Brendan Cox to all who took part in the Great Get Together…

This weekend was like nothing I could have imagined. Thank you so much for being part of it, I’m humbled and so incredibly grateful for all that you’ve done. Together   we   brought   together   millions   of   people   for   the   biggest   community   celebrations      since   the   Jubilee, and powerfully displayed that we have more in common. I   was   sent   so   many   stories   of   neighbours   meeting   each   other   for   the   first   time,   old      friendships   rekindled   and cake overload. It   was   really   uplifting   to   see   all   the   powerful   things   that   Jo   stood   for   celebrated   in   such   a      British   way,   with   all the imagination and spontaneity and downright eccentricity that one would expect. Perhaps   most   importantly   of   all,   after   being   told   how   divided   we   are,   it   was   joyful   to      see   thousands   upon thousands of photos of people across the country celebrating  community and togetherness. Sometimes   we   just   need   an   excuse   to   get   together,   and   when   we   do,   it’s   clear   that   there’s   much   more   that unites us, exactly as Jo said. As   I   was   about   to   go   to   bed   on   Sunday   night,   I   saw   the   heartbreaking   news   that   there      had   been   an   attack outside a mosque in Finsbury Park. This   hit   me   personally   particularly   hard   as   the   Mosque   had   hosted   a   get   together   on      Saturday   night   inspired by Jo, and an amazing number of people from the community were  there. Beyond   my   sadness   and   anger,   I   couldn’t   be   more   proud   to   have   built   something   with   you   that   shows   all terrorists, no matter where their hate comes from, that they will not divide us and we will not cower. Wherever   we   go   next   with   The   Great   Get   Together,   I   know   that   together   we   can   create   a      platform   to   focus   on the things we have in common and bring our communities together. That's a legacy that Jo would have been very proud of. Brendan
© 1996, Pop In Place.

June 2017

The Great Get Together…

June 16th 2017 On June 16th last year Jo Cox MP was killed, Jo's family want as many people as possible to get together over the weekend of 16th - 18th June to prove that we stand united and reject divisive politics, this can be done by simply bringing communities together to celebrate all that unites us. Here is your chance to become involved locally, as we want Bere Regis to be part of this countrywide celebration of all that is good within our own community. We as a nation and people locally are facing many terrible things:- the loss of life in the horrendous tower block fire in London , terrorist attacks in Manchester and London. Much  political uncertainty. Many face all sorts of personal battles such as illness, poverty, bereavement. Today we ask you to come together to celebrate all that is good in our community. At the Pop In Place "Great Get Together" 10am until 12noon where there will be free refreshments coffee, cakes and free raffle, entertainment and a warm welcome to all who walk through the door.
25th June 2017 This morning the Pop In Performers presented a cheque to the church wardens for £1,564.24 for the church roof appeal. Thank you to all of the group who came along to sing at the Service this morning, I’m very proud of you all x

The following letter is from

Brendan Cox to all who took

part in the Great Get

Together…

This weekend was like nothing I could have imagined. Thank you so much for being part of it, I’m humbled and so incredibly grateful for all that you’ve done. Together we brought together millions of people for the biggest community celebrations  since the Jubilee, and powerfully displayed that we have more in common. I was sent so many stories of neighbours meeting each other for the first time, old  friendships rekindled and cake overload. It was really uplifting to see all the powerful things that Jo stood for celebrated in such a  British way, with all the imagination and spontaneity and downright eccentricity that one would expect. Perhaps most importantly of all, after being told how divided we are, it was joyful to  see thousands upon thousands of photos of people across the country celebrating  community and togetherness. Sometimes we just need an excuse to get together, and when we do, it’s clear that there’s much more that unites us, exactly as Jo said. As I was about to go to bed on Sunday night, I saw the heartbreaking news that there  had been an attack outside a mosque in Finsbury Park. This hit me personally particularly hard as the Mosque had hosted a get together on  Saturday night inspired by Jo, and an amazing number of people from the community were  there. Beyond my sadness and anger, I couldn’t be more proud to have built something with you that shows all terrorists, no matter where their hate comes from, that they will not divide us and we will not cower. Wherever we go next with The Great Get Together, I know that together we can create a  platform to focus on the things we have in common and bring our communities together. That's a legacy that Jo would have been very proud of. Brendan