West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson paid tribute to MP Jo Cox ahead of The Great Get Together
“I have very happy memories of Jo and will always remember her as vibrant, warm and someone who made a difference to the lives of so many. She was a great MP who I felt privileged to know and work with.
“Those who knew Jo and were touched by her incredible energy, dynamism and drive to do the right thing and help those less fortunate and have the opportunity to pay tribute to her on Friday and this weekend with The Great Get Together.
“These events, aimed at bringing people together, will demonstrate in Jo’s words why we “are far more united and have far more in common than that which divides us”.
“The last few weeks have been terrible with the devastating attacks in Manchester and London but we cannot let people who want to cause harm dictate how we live and work and The Great Get Together and Jo’s legacy will reinforce our determination to combat hatred in all its forms.
“I also want to pay tribute to the work of West Yorkshire police officers and staff in for their continued dedication and commitment in ensuring communities feel safe.
“The diversity of West Yorkshire is one of its greatest strengths and community cohesion is vital to ensure our communities feel safe. The Great Get Together forms part of that and I would encourage people to find out how they can get involved in the events which are taking place across West Yorkshire this weekend with more information available on their website https://www.greatgettogether.org/join-in/.
“My thoughts remain with Jo’s family and friends, who have shown incredible positivity and strength, ensuring Jo’s legacy lives on.”
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For Holocaust Memorial Day this year, KLTV, in collaboration with Faith PR, the Holocaust Survivors’ Friendship Association (HSFA), and the University of Huddersfield, spoke to Author and Holocaust Survivor Iby Knill.
Iby Shared with us the importance of the education and remembrance of those events over 75 years ago. We also take a look at the new Exhibition at 'Through Our Eyes' from the HSFA, now open at the University of Huddersfield.
A special thanks to Iby Knill and the HSFA, as well as Faith PR and the University of Huddersfield.
Learn more about Iby and her story here: ibyknill.co.uk/index/
For more information about the "Through Our Eyes' exhibition visit: holocaustlearning.org.uk/visit-us/
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