Queen’s Baton Relay – the search is on for inspirational people to carry the Baton

Queen’s Baton Relay – the search is on for inspirational people to carry the Baton

Queen’s Baton Relay – the search is on for inspirational people to carry the Baton

Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games organisers have launched a recruitment campaign to find “Batonbearers” for the Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay in England. Do you know someone in Warwick District who is an inspiration? Please nominate them.

The Queen’s Baton Relay is a Commonwealth Games tradition that builds anticipation for the upcoming Games by celebrating, connecting, and exciting communities across the Commonwealth, shining a light on untold stories and unsung heroes from the places it visits.

Warwick District Council is encouraging nominations from residents who meet the following criteria: always willing to take on a challenge, have a unique and inspiring story, an inspiration who positively challenges others to achieve their best or is enthusiastic about making a positive impact within their community.

Councillor Liam Bartlett, Portfolio Holder for Culture, Tourism and Leisure, said:

“This is a great opportunity to celebrate an individual who is working in and supporting their community. They could be a coach who dedicates their spare time to coaching young people, or perhaps you know of a neighbour who has been doing the shopping for a vulnerable person since the start of the pandemic? If you know someone who you think should be a batonbearer, please nominate them; it would be fantastic to see local residents being recognised and recruited for this prestigious role.”

Nominations can be made at the Birmingham 2022 website by submitting 100 words or less on how the nominee is making a difference in your community and why they deserve to be a Batonbearer, all nominations must be aged 12 or over as of 2 June 2022.

The Baton is currently on an epic journey across the Commonwealth, visiting Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Caribbean and the Americas. The final part of the journey travels the length and breadth of England for 25 days before the Relay officially ends at the Opening Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games on 28 July 2022.

To submit a nomination, visit: www.birmingham2022.com/queens-baton-relay/batonbearer-nominations/