'Great Christmas Get Together' to tackle loneliness

After the success of 'The Great Get Together' in memory of Jo Cox in June, 'The Great Christmas Get Together' will invite people to share a 'Mince Pie Moment' with somebody who might be feeling lonely over the festive period.

'Mince Pie Moments' will take place all over the UK, from big Christmas lunches to much smaller examples of sharing time and food with neighbours or members of the community experiencing loneliness.

People are being asked to Spare a Chair at home or deliver a mince pie to somebody they know who would appreciate a smile and a bit of a chat over Christmas.

The Great Christmas Get Together will take place on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Kim Leadbeater, Jo's sister, will be helping to hand out mince pies and warm drinks in Batley on Christmas Eve and is helping to organise a lunch for 150 people in Dewsbury on Christmas Day.