The memorial fund, set up in memory of Jo Cox, has reached 1 million pounds in just three days.
Over 30,000 people have donated and the money is set to be given to three charities close to Jo’s heart. The Royal Voluntary Service, to support volunteers helping combat loneliness in Jo’s constituency, Batley and Spen. HOPE not hate, who seek to challenge and defeat the politics of hate and extremism within local communities across Britain and The White Helmets which helps search and rescue workers in Syria.
Jo’s widow, Brendan Cox, has thanks the public for their “incredible generosity”. His tweet followed yesterday’s tribute to Jo in which The Commons came together to remember their colleague.
Brendan and the couple’s two children, 3-year-old Lejla and five-year-old Cuillin, sat in the House of Commons to hear Parliament pay their respects.
David Cameron remembered Cox as “a voice of compassion whose irrepressible spirit and boundless energy lit up the lives of all who knew her” while Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn said Britain had lost “one of our very best”.
Labour’s Rachel Reeves, whose constituency was only a few miles from Jo’s, broke down as she said: “Batley and Spen will go on to elect another MP but no one will replace a mother.” The pair had been friends for 10 years.
Calls have been made that Bernard Kenny, 77, should be officially commended for his bravery. The pensioner was stabbed in the stomach whilst trying to save Jo. He was officially released from hospital yesterday.
The information has been gathered from various sources.