Murdered MP Jo Cox will be honoured at a meeting in Ely tomorrow night.
Along with communities and groups across the world, members of the Ely Refugee Resettlement Campaign will pay tribute to the Batley and Spen MP, who was stabbed and shot in Birstall, West Yorkshire on Thursday.
The ERRC are hosting a public meeting about the Unaccompanied Children Initiative upstairs at The Maltings in Ely at 7pm.
This week marks Refugee Week, and the Ely group plan to focus their meeting on the issue of fostering child refugees.
Adrian Matthews from the Cambridge Refugee Resettlement Campaign will be present, as well as a social worker and current foster carers. Tom King, who has spent time at the refugee camp in Calais, will also attend.
Tomorrow would have marked Mrs Cox’s 42nd birthday – and events to celebrate the life of Mrs Cox are taking place throughout Britain and beyond with the hashtag #moreincommon.
Mrs Cox was a passionate advocate of refugee rights, and members of the ERRC will be honouring the MP with flowers where people can write messages of hope and love.
The idea behind events taking place tomorrow, supported by organisations such as Amnesty International, is to “show the world that we have far #MoreInCommon than that which divides us”.
A Facebook page dedicated to #moreincommon events says: “Across the world, we will gather together to celebrate Jo’s life; her warmth, love, energy, passion, flair, Yorkshire heritage, and her belief in the humanity of every person in every place, from Batley and Spen to Aleppo and Darayya.”
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