The Great Get Together Grand Picnic Lunch
18 June @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Grand Picnic Lunch
All Saints’ Churchyard – Sunday 18th June
12:30 – 15:00
The Great Get Together is a national event inspired by Jo Cox MP, who was killed on 16 June last year.
“Jo’s killing was meant to divide us and we think the best response is to show how united we are. We believe there is a groundswell of people who reject divisive politics and simply want to bring our communities together and celebrate all that unites us. This is our chance.”
“Set to take place over the weekend of the 17 and 18 June, it’s quite simply an open invitation for communities, neighbours, friends and families to come together and show that, as Jo herself said in her maiden speech in Parliament, ‘We have more in common than that which divides us.’“
Bishop Trevor of Dover
Great Get together in Staplehurst
All Saints Church invites you to bring your picnic lunch to the churchyard on Sunday 18th June from 12.30 onwards. We hope you will come along and enjoy this beautiful space in the heart of our village, meet new people and celebrate the fact that Staplehurst is a good place to live.
There will be a treasure hunt for children, soft drinks on sale and guided tours of the church. Just bring something to sit on, and your picnic.
Jo’s family and friends came up with the initiative, and have the backing of the Big Lunch and a wide and growing group of organisations. They include:
38 Degrees, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Avaaz, Amnesty International, the Chief Rabbi, the Countryside Alliance, Help for Heroes, HOPE not hate, Glastonbury Festival, Girl guiding, Mumsnet, the NSPCC, Oxfam, the Premier League, the RNLI, the RSPB, Save the Children, Stonewall, Tell MAMA, the Catholic Church for England and Wales, Challenge Network, the Scout Association, the Trades Union Congress, the Royal British Legion,Co-op and the Women’s Institute.
Within Staplehurst we invite support from other village groups, churches and organisations.
For more information contact Tony Henley on 01580 891225 or via Email