LONDON — More than 9 million people across the UK are always or often lonely, according to the British Red Cross. 
But, the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness — which launched on Tuesday in memory of murdered MP — wants to do something to combat Britain’s loneliness epidemic.
On Tuesday, a group of campaigners from the commission are handing out badges with the words “Happy to Chat” at London’s busiest Tube stations in an effort to start a “national conversation” about loneliness.
Commuters have been posting photos of the badges on social media, expressing their support for the initiative.
Jo Cox set up a cross-party commission on loneliness before she was murdered in June 2016.  
Campaigners and politicians worked together to ensure that Cox’s good work didn’t go to waste. Throughout 2017, the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness will be working with partners – including Action for Children, Age UK, Alzheimer’s Society, The …
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