Fund set up in memory of MP Jo Cox surpasses £500,000 target in one day


A fundraising campaign set up to raise money for charities supported by MP Jo Cox has passed its target of £500,000 in just one day.

More than 17,000 people had donated to the Go Fund Me page - set up by her friends and her husband Brendan Cox - by Saturday evening, surpassing the target.

Fundraising page in memory of murdered MP Jo Cox

The money will be split between three charities -The White Helmets, HOPE not hate, and the Royal Voluntary Service - which represent Cox's campaigns as an MP, to help civilians caught up in the Syrian war, to fight racism and extremism in Britain, and to help residents in her Batley and Spen constituency.

Those who set up the page wrote: "Let's come together and give what we can to help create that better world."