This month, between the 16th and 18th of June, millions of people across the country got together with their friends, neighbours and communities to share food and celebrate all that we have in common. The ‘Great get together’ event was in memory of Jo Cox MP who lived her life according to the belief that we have more in common than that which divides us. The date marks one year since she was killed but after the recent terrible events, bringing our communities together is even more important than ever before.
To take part, JCC hosted their own ‘Great Get Together’ at the College on Friday 16th June. Our event was an evening Iftar opportunity for all of our staff, students and their families to meet, discuss and bring along a picnic to share together after sunset. The event opened at 8.30pm in the garden and picnics were shared after sunset. Abdul Majeed lead prayers for those who wished to take part. Over 50 people attended including staff, students and community members and it was a lovely evening and the College will look to hold a similar event next year.
Please see some images of the evening below: