About The Great Get Together
“The Great Get Together is inspired by Jo Cox, who was killed on the 16th of June 2016. In her first speech in Parliament, Jo said, ”We have more in common than that which divides us”. Through the Great Get Together, we ask people across the country to embrace Jo’s words and celebrate the belief that community makes us. We ask people to connect with others and show the power we have as a community.
Jo’s family and friends first organised the Great Get Together in 2017, and since then we have seen millions of people across the country take part in thousands of events”
Please join us in The Bolton Connect Together Picnic.
This year’s Great Get Together will be different from previous years. This year, though we can’t get together, we can still connect together…
Hold a SOCIALLY DISTANCED picnic at your home, garden, yard or park with your household and share it with us – let’s see what Bolton’s favourite picnic food is, who has the best picnic blanket in town…
For loads of ideas and activities on how to make your picnic a bit different please click on the link below for a FREE downloadable activities booklet!
Our partners have all contributed ideas – There are fun things to do with Food, Wildlife and some great creative ideas.
We would like everybody to share their picnic – Socially distanced, of course – via social media use the #bigboltonpicnic #greatgettogether
Let’s have some fun, in these difficult times and even whilst we cant get together, let’s connect together!
A Useful link for BAME
In order to comply with the government guidelines we have currently suspended all activities -theses include all the planned activities and the groups that we help to run:
- Talk English
- Ladies Drama
- Sanctuary Story Tellers
- Sewing Sisters
These will remain suspended until further notice – We will update his as we can.
We are also postponing our AGM until we can set a new date – this as originally planned for the 2nd April.
The calendar section of this website has been removed to avoid any conflicting information – this will be re-instated once we get more news.
We have set up a City of Sanctuary Bolton WhatsApp group so that we can still stay in touch and share experiences and news – please share this link and please do join us. (You may have to copy and paste the link in your phone browser)
Please see below the March Newsletter
City of Sanctuary is a national movement committed to building a culture of hospitality and welcome, especially for refugees seeking sanctuary from war and persecution. City of Sanctuary’s network of local groups includes over 50 towns and cities across the UK and Ireland, all working to build to building this culture of welcome across every sphere of society.
For many years Bolton has offered a home to people whose lives were in danger in their own countries. Many have lost their homes and families, but they have brought new skills, music, food and hard work to build up our town.
City of Sanctuary supporters in Bolton so far include Bolton at Home, the Octagon Theatre, Bolton Council of Mosques, Bolton Hindu Forum, Bolton Wanderers Community Trust, Bolton CVS, Urban Outreach, British Red Cross, BRASS, the Destitution Project, Bolton Parish Church and a range of churches and community groups. Supporting organisations promise to welcome and include people seeking sanctuary in their activities.
The group would like more local organisations and individuals to help in making Bolton proud to be a place of safety. It is planning to organise talks and events to bring Bolton people together, to fund raise and recruit volunteers