Leader of the Welsh Conservatives Andrew RT Davies has urged communities across Wales to come together and show we have more in common.
Mr Davies is supporting The Great Get Together – set up in memory of the late Jo Cox MP – to celebrate all that unites us in our communities.
This year’s event is being held on the weekend of 22nd-24th June – to coincide with Jo’s birthday – and people are being urged to get together and hold street parties and other community events.
Mr Davies today met with Jo’s sister Kim Leadebeater to discuss the event – which will build on the success of last year – where 83% of people met someone new and 78% said they felt more hopeful about Britain after taking part.
Mr Davies said, “While it can often feel like our country is divided – when we spend time together we always recognise we have more in common.
“That’s why I’m proud to support The Great Get Together – inspired by the late Jo Cox MP – to bring our communities closer together and celebrate all that unites us.
“It was an inspiration to meet Kim and see how hard she is working to do something positive in Jo’s memory after her tragic death two years’ ago.
“Last year’s event was a huge success – and this year we can do even more. Whether it’s a street party, coffee with some friends or a BBQ – there are plenty of ways to get involved.
“What’s important is we put aside our differences – help each other and come together on the 22nd-24th June.”
[Picture: Welsh Conservative Leader Andrew RT Davies meets Kim Leadebeater – sister of the late Jo Cox MP – to support this year’s Great Get Together]