Jo Cox GoFundMe Page Hits Extraordinary Amount In Just One Day

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A GoFundMe page for murdered MP Jo Cox has smashed its £500,000 target in just 24 hours.

The hundreds of thousands of pounds will go to charities close to her heart, including those that rescue people from extremism, loneliness and violence in Syria.

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The fund now currently stands at just over £600,000 this morning, with the target now increased to £750,000.

Mrs Cox’s GoFundMe campaign is the biggest and fastest growing one ever in the UK, with over 20,000 people donating to the cause.

The 41-year-old MP for Batley & Spen in West Yorkshire was killed on Thursday after being attacked in the street with a gun and a knife, outside her constituency surgery near Leeds.

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At one point during the attack, a 77-year-old man tried to intervene and wrestle the assailant to the ground, but he was also attacked and injured. He is currently in a stable condition in hospital.

A petition was set up calling for the man, Bernard Kenny, to be given the bravery honour the George Medal and garnered close to 300 supporters in less than a day.

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Tommy Mair, the man accused of killing Jo, appeared in court yesterday and told them: “My name is death to traitors, freedom for Britain”.

He was charged with her murder, grievous bodily harm against Kenny, possession of a firearm with intent to commit an indictable offence and possession of a knife.

He was remanded in custody until his next appearance at the Old Bailey on Monday.

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If you want to donate to Jo’s page, you can do so here.