Residents in Tower Hamlets urged to take part in national campaign in honour of Jo Cox
PUBLISHED: 13:07 08 June 2018 | UPDATED: 14:07 08 June 2018
Tower Hamlets Council is encouraging residents to take part in a national campaign which tackles loneliness in honour of the late MP Jo Cox who lived in the borough.
The upcoming Great Get Together (TGGT) weekend from June 22-24 encourages neighbours, friends, family, community groups and colleagues to get together and share a meal or a cup of tea.
Jo, who lived in Wapping and was murdered in 2016, used her platform to raise the profile of the hidden crisis of loneliness.
Emdad Rahman, a council welfare advisor who has been volunteering for over 30 years, will be hosting a TGGT party.
He said: “There are all sorts of things, big or small, that you can do in your community to make someone feel less lonely and isolated and make them feel part of the community.”
The council is offering 30 free party packs with essential items such as paper plates, cups, plastic cutlery, table cloths and napkins for residents and community groups that hold TGGT events.
The packs will be distributed on a first-come first-served basis.