Great Get Together brings people together, combats loneliness and promotes well-being at Christmas

News release from 21/12/2017

FOLLOWING on from the success this summer of the national initiative in memory of Jo Cox, The Great Get Together is now focusing on bringing people together this Christmas and Cambridge City Council is encouraging local groups to get involved.

The campaign encourages people to share their mince pies with people in their local community who may be isolated or be feeling lonely during the festive period from 24-26 December. For more information go to https://www.greatgettogether.org/  

The council’s community centres also have lots of events going on this Christmas with parties, grottos, festive lunches and other events in the wider community. To find out how to be involved or to come along to a festive event residents can contact their local community centre using contact details at www.cambridge.gov.uk/community-centres  

Cllr Richard Johnson, Executive Councillor for Communities, said: “Christmas is a time of the year where families and friends come together to enjoy the festive season. But, for many people, Christmas can also be a difficult period if you’re experiencing loneliness or isolation.

“I support the aims behind the ‘Great Christmas Get Together’ and hope that many local groups and organisations can come on board and help bring festive cheer to all who are in need of it. “In addition, the council is hosting a number of free events at our community centres during the holiday season, details of which are on our website.”

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