THE RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands will be supporting 'The Great Get Together' marking one year since the death of MP Jo Cox.

From June 16 to 18 June the event will bring communities together to celebrate being with friends, family and spending time outdoors - all the things that Mrs Cox loved. 

The 41-year-old MP was shot and stabbed in her Yorkshire constituency of Batley and Spen on June 16 last year.

The RSPB will encourage visitors to come along and bring a picnic to enjoy spending time in the beautiful surroundings of the nature reserve.

Visitor experience manager Dan Trotman said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to bring people and families together and celebrate all that we have in common.

"In our case, a love of nature and wildlife, something we know was very close to Jo’s heart.”

Organised by the Jo Cox Foundation 'The Great Get Together' is already being supported by a wide range of organisations.

The celebration is expected to be the biggest expression of national unity since the Diamond Jubilee. 

RSPB's chief executive Mike Clarke said: “You are invited to come and join us and share in our fantastic natural world and wildlife as we come together to enjoy the great outdoors.

"By celebrating our natural world and bringing people together we will inspire the next generation as part of a series of events that will be a fitting tribute to the passion and enthusiasm for life that Jo Cox will be remembered for."

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