A Sheffield Scout group is to hold a barbecue later this month to support a campaign in memory of murdered MP Jo Cox.
The 25th Sheffield (Ecclesfield) Scout Group will be holding their family barbecue at their Scout Hut, just off Yew Lane in Ecclesfield, on Saturday, June 17.
The event has been organised in the name of The Great Get Together, an initative which is encouraging eople from communities all over the UK will come together at thousands of local events to celebrate everything we have in common.
The event, which marks the first anniversary of MP Jo Cox’s murder, is inspired by her maiden speech in parliament, when she said ‘we all have more in common than that which divides us.’
From street parties and picnics to barbecues and bakes offs, there is all sorts going on. People of all ages and backgrounds will be part of the biggest moment of national unity since the Diamond Jubilee.
Jo’s widow Brendan Cox and adventurer Bear Grylls have both given their support to the initiative.
They said: “It’s this ethos of inclusiveness and togetherness that makes the Scouts such a perfect partner for The Great Get Together.
“It’s a movement that welcomes boys and girls from all walks of life and brings them together to make friendships and memories that last a lifetime.
“Growing up in the Scouts was an incredibly enriching experience for both of us.
“As well as making friends and learning new skills, it exposed us to new ideas and perspectives on the world that we would not otherwise have had.
“Without a doubt, we’re better people for having had the good fortune of being in the Scouts.”
If you’d like to organise your own event, it’s not too late to get involved. Visit the website at wwww.greatgettogether.org, which tells you all you need to know about how to join in.
You will also find plenty of ideas on what you can do, as well as lots of resources to ensure your event is a success.