The weekend of 16th-18th June 2017 saw thousands of Great Get Togethers take place up and down the country. Inspired by the MP Jo Cox, who was killed one year ago, the events celebrated her memory and her belief that we have more in common than that which divides us.
Forever Manchester believe that connected communities make stronger, happier communities and we love any event that brings people together, so we were delighted to support the initiative by giving small awards to over 50 Greater Manchester community groups who wanted to hold a Great Get Together.
Here’s just a snapshot of the many events you held.
Thanks so much to @4EVERManchester we were able to provide a bbq at our @great_together launch last wknd. Also joined by local councillors pic.twitter.com/hSdU4S24VI
— Socially Yours (@SociallyYours17) June 23, 2017
My amazing team of volunteers #GreatGetTogether @4EVERManchester @great_together @FMAwardsTeam @AgeUKSalford @MayorofGM pic.twitter.com/BmtrtyAFkz
— Critchley House (@CritchleyCafe) June 17, 2017
Andy meeting @Captain_MCR from @4EVERManchester who have helped fund over 50 Greater Manchester #GreatGetTogethers #moreincommon pic.twitter.com/0u431lmBqi
— Mayor Andy Burnham (@MayorofGM) June 16, 2017
What an amazing afternoon truly great company @ThePlaceM14 @4EVERManchester @Afzal4Gorton #MoreInCommon @great_together pic.twitter.com/mRqEqHH3NL
— FriendsofFallowfield (@FofM14) June 17, 2017
A SUPER DAY!! #GreatGetTogether
Thank you so much to @SouthwayHousing @4EVERManchester @OldMoatLabour @tailoredchefs 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 pic.twitter.com/LLNhhBpp91
— LoveWithyBaths (@LoveWithyBaths) June 17, 2017
@4EVERManchester @ALLFM @ManchesterHCC #GreatGetTogether we are in full swing with our day #learningdisability pic.twitter.com/TRz59Co3XV
— mcr people first (@firstmcr) June 17, 2017
Huge thanks to the police and all they are doing to support events like @great_together @4EVERManchester #MoreInCommon @gmpolice pic.twitter.com/cz51kORuUE
— Captain Manchester (@Captain_MCR) June 16, 2017
@lisanandy @great_together @4EVERManchester @WoodfieldFrien A great night at Woodfieldstock. A great night for the community. #MoreInCommon pic.twitter.com/E10mD4dg9K
— Woodfield Wigan (@WoodfieldWigan) June 17, 2017
Lets come together Oldham and unite ❤ All put together by FCHO customers #ABCD at its finest ! @FirstForFCHO @OL1Oldham @4EVERManchester pic.twitter.com/KNlMAzpQac
— Lisa Jones (@lisafcho) June 16, 2017
And still wearing it… #GreatGetTogether #moreincommon https://t.co/8g1vYBHhcJ
— Lisa Nandy (@lisanandy) June 16, 2017
Great activities on offer @mahdloyz today @great_together @4EVERManchester delighted to support#moreincommon pic.twitter.com/b6bdI0HQ2p
— Jean Mills (@JeanieFM) June 18, 2017
Thanks to @4EVERManchester for sponsoring our event. pic.twitter.com/Xl219etWxx
— HeatonGetTogether (@HeatonTogether) June 18, 2017
What it’s all about #GreatGetTogether #MoreInCommon @4EVERManchester @TescoSale pic.twitter.com/MGB9fqQyuy
— Kate Thomas (@kjthomas) June 18, 2017
Thank you to everyone who got involved, let Captain Manchester and the Forever Manchester team come along and join in, and generally celebrated their communities, made new friends and had fun.
Particular thanks go to our friends at Comic Relief and White Stuff who helped us support so many groups. We’re already looking forward to next time!