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Fundraising appeal in memory of Jo Cox MP raises £400k in one day

first_imgThe rapid response to the appeal has itself made headlines:Jo Cox death: GoFundMe fundraising page for charities supported by MP raises £200,000 in hoursJo Cox: Incredible fundraising effort in memory of murdered MP raises £150,000 in hoursFundraising campaign in memory of Jo Cox MP raises £100,000 in hours A fundraising appeal set up in memory of Jo Cox MP, the Labour MP and former charity worker who was killed on Thursday, has raised over £400,000 in just 24 hours.The appeal, Jo Cox’s Fund, was set up on crowdfunding site GoFundMe.com by family and friends of Mrs Cox “in celebration and memory” of her work and life. These include Nick Grono (CEO, The Freedom Fund), Tim Dixon (MD, Purpose), Mabel van Oranje (Chair, Girls Not Brides), and Gemma Mortensen (Chief Global Officer, Change.org). They have worked on it “in close collaboration with her husband Brendan Cox”.The £400,000 total was made up of 13,674 donations.The funds raised will be distributed among three charities “closest to her heart” and chosen by her family:The Royal Voluntary Service, to support volunteers helping combat loneliness in Jo’s constituency, Batley and Spen in West Yorkshire.HOPE not hate, who seek to challenge and defeat the politics of hate and extremism within local communities across Britain.The White Helmets, volunteer search and rescue workers in Syria. Unarmed and neutral, these heroes have saved more than 51,000 lives from under the rubble and bring hope to the region.Before being elected last year MP for Batley and Spen, Cox worked for charities. She worked for NSPCC, and for Oxfam and Oxfam International from 2001 to 2009 where she was head of policy, and also ran the charity’s office in Brussels where she led the charity’s campaign for international trade reform.She advised the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and anti-slavery organisation The Freedom Fund. She supported many charities, and recently took part in the Parliamentary Tug of War in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.She was chair of the Labour Women’s Network, working to improve the chances for women to become MPs. Her husband, Brendan Cox, previously worked for Save the Children.He said hours after her death:“Jo believed in a better world and she fought for it every day of her life with an energy, and a zest for life that would exhaust most people. She would have wanted two things above all else to happen now, one that our precious children are bathed in love and two, that we all unite to fight against the hatred that killed her.” Advertisement What charities said about Jo Cox MP  134 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis34 Howard Lake | 18 June 2016 | News Tagged with: crowdfunding Digital GoFundMe Fundraising appeal in memory of Jo Cox MP raises £400k in one day About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  133 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis34last_img read more