Today is the saddest day of this close community.
We have lost a dear, dear friend in the the most tragic and outrageous circumstances.
We pay tribute to our amazing, wonderful and spirited member of this community. A beacon of hope who believed in love, friendship and values and that we all so much need at this time.
Our community will continue to be inspired by her relentless energy and the commitment to all that is good.
Our thoughts go to her husband Brendan and her two wonderful children.
The Yorkshire Rose was moored outside parliament from Weds 22 June 2016 until Sun 3 July 2016.
Horns sounding at HCM, recordings: video A, video B, 2 minute final tribute (audio only)
Please consider giving to the fundraiser.
2016-06-30: Information for media.
The Yorkshire Rose will be collected by one of the community vessels this Sunday and returned to the moorings here.
2016-06-29: Information for media.
Following the huge response and events of last week, we will not be holding any further events at this time (e.g. flotilla).
2016-06-22: Information for media.
The floating memorial has been created by the cooperative community at Hermitage Moorings of which Jo was part, and her family live. We have taken one of the community boats (a small tender) and covered it with a thousand roses. Community members have also made roses which surround it, and we have placed our individual memories and tributes inside the boat. We have named the boat “Yorkshire Rose”. Please see below for timings and locations.
2016-06-21 23:40am: Brendan Cox on the BBC
2016-06-21 23:40am: Logistics update for media.
The floating memorial will leave Hermitage Moorings at 2pm Weds and is estimated to take 40 minutes to travel upstream. Permission has been granted by the Sergeant at Arms and the boat anchored on the river outside the Houses of Parliament. A procession will then lead from Westminster Pier to Trafalgar Square around 3pm.
In over a dozen countries across the world from 16:00–17:00, we will gather together to celebrate Jo’s life; her warmth, love, energy, passion, flair, Yorkshire heritage, and her belief in the humanity of every person in every place, from Batley and Spen to Aleppo and Darayya.
London, Batley and Spen, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Edinburgh: Portobello, Edinburgh: Parliament, Glastonbury, Guildford, Harrogate, Leeds, Manchester, Morpeth, Scarborough, Sheffield, Walsall, York
Brussels, New York City, Washington, D.C., Nairobi, Auckland, Austin, Bangkok, Beirut, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Dublin, Geneva, Melbourne, Oslo, Ottawa, Paris, Sydney, Sarajevo
2016-06-20 9:00pm: Fundraiser has now exceeded £1,000,000
2016-06-20 4:30pm: Reporting from the House of Commons – BBC article & live tributes. Guardian
2016-06-20 2:30pm: Fundraiser has now exceeded £900,000
2016-06-19 Midnight: Fundraiser has now exceeded £800,000
2016-06-19 8pm: HCM vessels sounded their horns at 8pm
2016-06-19 5:30pm: Fundraiser has now exceeded £700,000
2016-06-19: A floating floral memorial will be held on what would have been her 42nd birthday on Wednesday. There is a Facebook page about the event.
The floating memorial will take place at 3:30pm on Weds 22 June. The Port of London Authority will set up a temporary buoy and exclusion zone where the River Thames runs through Westminster, to allow the boat to be anchored outside of the houses of parliament [subject to permission from the Sergeant at Arms at the Houses of Parliament]. A small procession will then be led from Westminster to Trafalgar Square, where a memorial for Jo will be held between 4pm and 5pm.
And, across the world, we will gather together to celebrate Jo’s life, her warmth, love, energy, passion, flair, Yorkshire heritage, and her belief in the humanity of every person in every place, from Batley and Spen to Aleppo and Darayya.
London: 4pm – 5pm / Batley and Spen: 4pm – 5pm / New York City: 11am – 12pm / Washington, D.C. : 11am – 12pm / Brussels: 5pm – 6pm / Nairobi: 6pm – 7pm
2016-06-19 10am: Fundraiser has now exceeded £600,000
2016-06-18: HCM vessels sounded their horns at 8pm
2016-06-17: There is a fundraiser — please consider donating to raise funds to support charities closest to her heart, chosen by her family.
2016-06-17: Hermitage vessels sound their horns in tribute: video.
We welcome people who wish to leave flowers or a message – thank you, please place them by the gate.