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Eddie Izzard takes part in first Run for Jo in Batley

Runners prepare to start the first Run for Jo Credit: ITV News

Hundreds of families gathered in Birstall today to take part in a charity run in memory of the late Batley and Spen MP Jo Cox.

Amongst those taking part in the Run for Jo was comedian and actor Eddie Izzard.

Thousands of pounds was raised at the event for the Jo Cox Foundation.

Jo's sister Kim Leadbeater (L) with Eddie Izzard (R) at the start of the race Credit: ITV News

It comes after 140,000 events took place across the country last weekend for the first Great Get Together, to celebrate Jo's birthday and mark a year since her death.

The former Batley and Spen MP was murdered in her constituency by a right-wing extremist on June 16 last year.