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Appeal for people to get involved in Birmingham 2022 The Queen’s Baton Relay event in Shropshire

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As Shropshire prepares to host the Birmingham 2022 The Queen’s Baton Relay a call has gone out for people to get involved in the celebrations in Shrewsbury and Bridgnorth.

Shropshire Council and partner organisations will be marking The Queen’s Baton Relay passing through Shropshire with free community events celebrating sports and the Commonwealth.

Now sports clubs and community groups are being invited to showcase their activities, with performers being sought for Shrewsbury, and a call has been made for volunteers who can help with stewarding on the day.

Cecilia Motley, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for communities, culture, leisure and tourism, and transport, said:-

“Both Shrewsbury and Bridgnorth are staging fantastic celebrations to welcome The Queen’s Baton Relay to Shropshire.

“Now we are inviting people to join us in the celebrations by actually getting involved as well as enjoying the spectacle by lining the streets to cheer The Queen’s Baton Relay along the streets of both towns.

“I would encourage anyone who wants to showcase their activities, or volunteer to help with the smooth running of events, to sign up and get involved.”

The Queen’s Baton Relay will start its journey through the West Midlands on Monday 18 July 2022 in Shrewsbury and returns to Bridgnorth on Saturday 23 July 2022.

In Shrewsbury, Shropshire Council has teamed with Energize Shropshire Telford & Wrekin, Shrewsbury BID, Shrewsbury Town Council and Shropshire Festivals to create a community celebration in The Quarry from 4pm to 9pm on Monday 18 July 2022.

Anyone interested volunteering, performing or catering can visit: https://originalshrewsbury.co.uk/features/queens-baton-relay-comes-shrewsbury

In Bridgnorth on Saturday 23 July, Shropshire Council, Bridgnorth Town Council, Energize Shropshire Telford & Wrekin and Sporting Bridgnorth are supporting a celebration of sports at Severn Park from 10am to 3pm.

To find out how you can get involved in the Bridgnorth celebrations visit: https://www.bridgnorthtowncouncil.gov.uk/queens-baton-relay/?fbclid=IwAR2VxLeduVPYPoj1rn-qNnT9j3Iy48o8V-e39RQ6eNgJpk-YJKtv_iczeD8