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Local girl guide receives nomination for Queen’s Baton Relay


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The Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay will be welcomed to Warwick District this Friday 22 July as part of the final leg of its journey across the Commonwealth.


Starting at Kenilworth High Street at 8am the team of specially selected Batonbearers will make their way to the grounds of Kenilworth Castle where there will be the opportunity for photos with the Baton. The party then departs for Whitnash for a colorful fun-packed reception at the Civic Centre and Library at 9.15am which includes themed sports activities and a painting competition.


Thousands of Batonbearers, each with inspiring backgrounds and stories, have had the honour of carrying the Baton in recognition of their contributions to their local communities. Amongst them is Julie Atkins, who will be part of the team carrying the Baton through Kenilworth.


Julie said: “I was extremely proud and excited to be nominated and chosen to be a Batonbearer. It is definitely a once-in-a-lifetime experience. My Guiding colleague Roma nominated me, and I am very grateful for the opportunity.


“I have volunteered with Girlguiding in Warwick for 36 years, latterly as Division Commissioner for Kenilworth and Warwick, supporting the local leaders and young members. In my role I am a mentor to new leaders in Warwick and Kenilworth as they begin their volunteering journey helping them to gain their leadership qualifications for guiding. More recently, I have taken on the role of Assistant County Commissioner for Warwickshire.”


Written by: David Watkins

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