Leeds hosts More In Common celebration in Jo Cox’s memory

Date:3rd September 2016. Picture James Hardisty.
'Hope Not Hate', MoreInCommon fun day held at Victoria Gardens, Leeds, in memory of murdered MP, Jo Cox. Pictured (left to right) Helen Ketcher, (volunteer), Alex Sobel, Moortown Councillor, and Sharon Panepinto, (volunteer).
Date:3rd September 2016. Picture James Hardisty. 'Hope Not Hate', MoreInCommon fun day held at Victoria Gardens, Leeds, in memory of murdered MP, Jo Cox. Pictured (left to right) Helen Ketcher, (volunteer), Alex Sobel, Moortown Councillor, and Sharon Panepinto, (volunteer).
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A celebration that aimed to bring communities together took place in Leeds city centre today in memory of late MP Jo Cox.

The More In Common event, held in Victoria Gardens on the Headrow, was one of a series taking place across the country.

Late MP Jo Cox.

Late MP Jo Cox.

In Leeds, the fun day featured activities for children, stalls and music performed by a choir made up of refugees.

There was also an event held in Batley, Ms Cox’s former constituency, at Upper Batley High School this afternoon.

And there were further More In Common celebrations which took place in Manchester, Sheffield and Bradford.

It was organised by the Hope Not Hate charity, which was one of three organisations supported by the Jo Cox Fund after her death.

Date:3rd September 2016. Picture James Hardisty.
'Hope Not Hate', MoreInCommon fun day held at Victoria Gardens, Leeds, in memory of murdered MP, Jo Cox. Pictured Francesca Haydon-Smith, 5, of Rothwell, and Molly Corser, 4, of Temple Newsam, having fun at the coconut shy.

Date:3rd September 2016. Picture James Hardisty. 'Hope Not Hate', MoreInCommon fun day held at Victoria Gardens, Leeds, in memory of murdered MP, Jo Cox. Pictured Francesca Haydon-Smith, 5, of Rothwell, and Molly Corser, 4, of Temple Newsam, having fun at the coconut shy.

A spokesperson for the charity said: “This initiative will be the first part of a drive to use those donations to help heal divisions and hatred, and celebrate the best of our communities.”

Date:3rd September 2016. Picture James Hardisty.
'Hope Not Hate', MoreInCommon fun day held at Victoria Gardens, Leeds, in memory of murdered MP, Jo Cox. Pictured A visitor leaving a message.

Date:3rd September 2016. Picture James Hardisty. 'Hope Not Hate', MoreInCommon fun day held at Victoria Gardens, Leeds, in memory of murdered MP, Jo Cox. Pictured A visitor leaving a message.

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