Just one week after the British Labour Party politician, Helen Joanne “Jo” Cox, tragically passed away, more than 40,000 of her devoted supporters have raised £1.4 million for various organizations in her honor through a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe.
As previously reported, Cox died just outside the library of Birstall, West Yorkshire, where she was about to hold a constituency surgery on June 16th. The politician was reportedly shot three times and stabbed multiple times. Just four hours after the incident, Cox succumbed to her injuries and passed away at Leeds General Infirmary.
The campaign reads:
“This page has been created by Jo Cox’s friends in London, including Nick Grono (CEO, The Freedom Fund), Tim Dixon (MD, Purpose), Mabel van Oranje (Chair, Girls Not Brides), and Gemma Mortensen (Chief Global Officer, Change.org), in close collaboration with her husband Brendan Cox. Once funds are gathered they will be split between Jo’s favourite causes, chosen by her family.”
Funds from the campaign will reportedly go to the following organizations:
- The Royal Voluntary Service: Supports volunteers that are helping combat loneliness in Jo’s constituency, Batley and Spen in West Yorkshire.
- HOPE not hate: Seeks to challenge and defeat the politics of hate and extremism within local communities across Britain.
- The White Helmets: A volunteer search and rescue workers in Syria. Unarmed and neutral, these heroes have saved more than 51,000 lives from under the rubble and bring hope to the region.
In a recent update, the campaign’s organizers stated that thousands of Jo’s supporters gathered to celebrate her just one week after her passing:
“In over 30 events, from London and Batley to Nairobi, Sydney and Sarajevo, people came together to celebrate Jo and show the world that we have far #MoreInCommon than that which divide us.”
They then shared an image of the supporters.
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