Share your memories of the Commonwealth Games

Published: Mon 27th June, 2022

  • The Birmingham 2022 Queen's Baton Relay

People are being asked to share their stories and memories of the Commonwealth Games to celebrate the Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay which will visit Loughborough on Monday July 11.

Charnwood Borough Council would like to hear from residents who have a connection with the Commonwealth Games and are willing to share their memories at the Council’s celebration event in the town centre.

Whether you’ve been involved with previous games through volunteering, attended as a spectator or even competed at the Commonwealth Games, we would love to hear from you!

If you would like to get involved in the celebration event by sharing your story, please visit www.charnwood.gov.uk/CGStories and complete the short online form.

Submitted stories and photos will also be published across the Council’s social media channels and website.

Cllr Jenny Bokor, lead member for Loughborough said: “We can’t wait to welcome the Baton to Loughborough on an afternoon which is set to be filled with lots of fun entertainment for the whole family.

“The Council is keen to hear from residents who may have a story to tell about the Commonwealth Games which they would be willing to share at the celebration event.

“Welcoming the Baton to the town is a fantastic way to start the summer holidays. I hope lots of families will come down to show their support and help us celebrate Loughborough’s sporting excellence!”

The Council is planning an afternoon of fun activities in Queen’s Park and Market Place to celebrate the Baton’s visit to Loughborough including a stage and big screen which will host live music and entertainment. There will also be market stalls, children’s fairground rides, free sports and craft activities and games throughout the afternoon.

The Baton is expected to arrive in Queen’s Park and Market Place between 1.30-2.30pm on Monday July 11 but people are advised to check the Council’s website for further details including the Baton route and proposed timings.

Live updates will also be published on the Council’s Twitter @CharnwoodBC on the day of the relay.

For more information about the visit of the Queen’s Baton’s Relay to Loughborough, please visit www.charnwood.gov.uk/QBR

Birmingham 2022 is hosting the 16th official Queen’s Baton Relay – a journey which brings together and celebrates communities across the Commonwealth during the build-up to the Games. In England, the Queen’s Baton Relay will provide the opportunity for communities to experience the excitement for Birmingham 2022, as the 11 days of showstopping sport nears ever closer.

The Queen’s Baton Relay is set to travel the length and breadth of England for a total of 29 days, before culminating at the Opening Ceremony for Birmingham 2022 on July 28 2022.

The relay in England was kicked off on Thursday June 2 when the Baton spent four days in London, coinciding with the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Weekend. The Baton resumed the international journey and return to England on Monday July 4 to start a 25-day tour of the regions.

Thousands of Batonbearers, each with inspiring backgrounds and stories, will have the honour of carrying the Baton during the journey through England. Batonbearers were nominated in recognition of their contributions to their local community and being an inspiration to others.

For more information on the Queen’s Baton Relay, visit www.birmingham2022.com/qbr.