Jane Hutt AM organised her own ‘Great Get Together’ event at Barry Waterfront, when crowds gathered to remember the late Jo Cox MP. It was part of a national weekend of events a year after Jo’s murder by a right wing terrorist. The Great Get Together aimed to bring communities together and to celebrate Jo’s life and her positivity.
Three local choirs, Barry Community Choir, Porthkerry Community Choir and Vale People First’s Real Lives choirs got everyone singing at the event at the Academy Espresso coffee shop at the Pump House.
Everyone also sang a new song. The words of Jo Cox’s maiden speech in which she said, we have “far more in common with each other than things that divide us,” , set to music by Sue Harris.
Jane said ‘It was a wonderful event. There was a real feeling of joy and unity. I am enormously grateful to the wonderful choirs for their performance and for all the people who came and joined in.’ A collection was held at the Barry event that raised £275 for the Grenfell Tower fire disaster and £60 for the Jo Cox Foundation.
Jane also attended Great Get Togethers at Rhoose and Llantwit Major – the Vale of Glamorgan has played a positive role in remembering the much missed Jo Cox.