On 16 June it will be one year since the tragic death of Jo Cox, MP, who was brutally killed in her Batley constituency. Jo was murdered by a man in the name of nationalism. Her husband, Brendan, has called upon all communities in the United Kingdom to come together during the weekend of 16 to 18 June to commemorate Jo and to show that we will not be divided and turned against each other by hate, rather that we will use this to unite us. After the recent, terrible events in Manchester this seems even more important and even more relevant.
Everyone in Ruddington, together with their friends and pets, is invited to come to Ruddington Village Green between 12.30pm and 3.30pm on Saturday 17 June to take part in The Great Get Together by enjoying a picnic together. Just bring along your food, a blanket, games if you choose and enjoy the weather (hopefully), the atmosphere and good company.
Most importantly of all, let’s send out a message to those who would put us in fear and turn us against each other that they will not succeed. This type of event is taking place all over the country, so let’s show them what Ruddington can do.
“We are far more united and have far more in common with each other than things that divide us.” Jo Cox
Councillor Paul Reedman