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.

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!