Veterans Gateway

The Great Get Together

Despite the recent challenging circumstances we’ve all faced, we’ve seen our branches, members, staff and volunteers going above and beyond to support their communities and stay connected in lockdown.

From commemorating VE Day 75 to making sure that those most vulnerable in the Armed Forces community are not forgotten, the strong community spirit is evident.

The Great Get Together

This year we are continuing our partnership with the Jo Cox Foundation encouraging everyone to take part in the Great Get Together. Reminded by something that Jo Cox used to say - that we should focus on what we can do, rather than what we can’t do – all are invited to organise or support activities aiming to bring people together and especially those who might be experiencing social isolation and loneliness.

So this 19 - 21 June, we're asking everyone to join us in celebrating the power of community. Obviously any Great Get Together activity must follow the government’s physical distancing rules, but as we have seen in recent weeks, people have been hugely innovative in finding new ways to connect, support each other, be together and have fun. 

Whether it’s a street sing along, socially distanced dancing or sending letters with kind messages to strangers there are many ways to join in and carry out an act of community kindness.

Resources pack

To support you with your activities we’ve worked with the Jo Cox Foundation to create a co-branded pack of resources that can be used to promote your activity and raise awareness of the Great Get Together initiative. Download the following resources to use in your activities:

Please ensure you adhere to social distancing guidelines during any activities. Visit for further details on the most up-to-date guidance.


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