Jo Cox fund tops £1m

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Thousands of people have paid tribute to Mrs Cox with more than £1m raised for charities she supported.

The fund reached £1,002,675 tonight at 8.27pm, thanks to more than 30,600 donations over three days.

Jo Cox.

Jo Cox.

The charities chosen by Mrs Cox’s friends and family represent her campaigns as an MP to help civilians caught up in the Syrian war, to fight racism and extremism in Britain, and to help residents in her Batley and Spen constituency in West Yorkshire.

The charities are:

* The White Helmets - unarmed and neutral volunteer search and rescue workers in Syria who have saved more than 51,000 lives from under the rubble of the conflict

* HOPE not hate - which seeks to challenge and defeat the politics of hate and extremism in communities across Britain

* The Royal Voluntary Service - to support volunteers helping to combat loneliness in Mrs Cox’s constituency

Members of the public can give at www.gofundme.com/jocox.

A petition set up calling for Bernard Kenny, a pensioner who was also injured in the attack on Mrs Cox, to be given the bravery honour the George Medal garnered close to 300 supporters in less than a day.

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