Jo Cox memorial fund raises more than £1 million in donations

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A fundraising page set up in memorial to the MP Jo Cox has reached £1 million in donations as thousands pay tribute.

Friends and family of Ms Cox set up the page three days ago for well-wishers to donate to the three causes "closest to her heart".

More than 30,000 people have left tributes and contributions in her memory.

The MP's husband Brendan Cox said thanked Britons for their "incredible generosity" as he said the funds would "change lives".

An update posted on the website yesterday said the organisers were "blown away" by the "incredible support" after the total passed £700,000.

The fundraising pot will be split between The Royal Voluntary Service, the anti-extremism group HOPE not hate, and The White Helmets, a volunteer search and rescue group in Syria.

Tributes left to Jo Cox at Parliament Square in London Credit: Reuters

A note on the page quoted Mr Cox, who said the MP "believed in a better world" and worked to make it a reality.

"Let's come together and give what we can to help create that better world," it said.

Many of those who have contributed have also left personal messages in tribute.

Jonathan Wall wrote: "We were lucky enough to know Jo and her family personally and can speak from experience that she did light up any room or town for that matter where she was present.

"She was a beautiful woman inside & out and we'd just like to express our deepest condolences to everyone who knew her and who have been effected by this tragic event."

Another donor, Joy Harris, wrote: "She was a light in what feels like darkness. I just wish she could've known how many of us share her values."