THIS Sunday the Oxford Eid Extravaganza will bring people from all backgrounds together in a festival of fun and activity at Cheney School in Headington.

The mix of events, from a football tournament to an animal zone and an area for community building is exactly what The Great Get Together is all about.

This weekend it is two years since Jo was murdered while she was on her way to meet constituents doing the job she loved in the area where we grew up in West Yorkshire.

If Jo were alive today she would be as busy as ever, working hard on the issues she cared about so deeply, and nothing mattered more to her than bringing people together.

It was Jo’s belief that, while we may disagree about all sorts of things, we have – as she said in her very first speech to parliament – 'more in common than that which divides us'.

As Jo is no longer with us, my parents and I have decided that we will do all that we can to keep that spirit alive.

We are supported by so many fantastic people who have been inspired by what she stood for, and we are deeply touched that the people of Oxford – like so many other communities around the country – are taking part with such enthusiasm in The Great Get Together in her memory.

A year ago there were events large and small across the whole country on the first anniversary of Jo’s murder.

This year we have moved it by a week to coincide with what would have been Jo’s birthday weekend, June 22 – 24.

We want to remember how Jo lived – not how she died.

The Oxford Eid Extravaganza will be a fantastic curtain-raiser to lots of other events in the area and further afield.

There’s a West Oxford and Botley big picnic, an Abingdon Great Get Together and events in Bicester and Kidlington among others.

Hundreds of schools across the country are giving over all or part of their assemblies on Friday, June 22, to talk about how the values Jo believed in can help to create stronger, safer communities where we all have a sense of belonging, whatever our background.

It’s still not too late to plan something in your own street or neighbourhood.

Or to find an event near you please go to:

Thank you so much for your support and I hope you have a great get together.

Jo would have been delighted to see the people of Oxford coming together in unity.

Kim Leadbeater, 42, is an ambassador for the Jo Cox Foundation which was set up after the murder of her sister, Jo Cox MP, on June 16, 2016.

She chairs the Yorkshire ‘More In Common’ team of volunteers and is spokesperson for the annual Great Get Together, a weekend of community events across the UK.