Friends of Station receive donation in honour of Jo Cox

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The Friends of Batley Station, a legacy of former Batley and Spen MP Jo Cox, has been handed a donation in her memory.

The Charity Walk For Peace decided to pay tribute and honour Jo’s legacy by donating to those charities that she supported.

The first charity chosen was Batley Foodbank and a cheque for £1,500 was presented to them on the last day of Ramadan.

The second charity chosen was the Friends of Batley Station (FOBS), which was created by both Jo and Coun Gwen Lowe and is run entirely by local volunteers.

Coun Lowe, chair of FOBS, accepted the £1,500 donation and said that the funds will be put towards the cost of a proposed coffee shop which may open at Batley station in memory of Jo Cox MP

The presentation was attended by the volunteers of FOBS and representatives from The Charity Walk For Peace.