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Queen's baton will reach Welshpool High School today

Created on 07/09/2017 @ 12:58
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While the Queen’s Baton Relay will stop at Welshpool this afternoon it will only be seen by children, staff and invited guests  at Welshpool High School.

Cabinet Member for Communications, Cllr James Evans said: “It’s a privilege to be welcoming the baton to Powys. We have a memorable schedule of activities which we hope will put us firmly on the map.

“At Welshpool, pupils will enjoy a Marathon Challenge before the baton’s arrival hoping to complete the equivalent of the London Marathon - 26 miles in the time set by Commonwealth Games 2018 hopeful, Andrew Davies.

However there is good news for some local sports figures who will play a part in the baton's visit to town.

“We are proud to announce that our Welshpool baton bearers include brothers Morgan Jones and Dan Jones, Commonwealth Games hopefuls in swimming.

“They will hand the baton to Caroline Taylor, Kathy Pierce, and Hazel Wilson, all highly successful bowlers having competed in previous Games.

“I would like to thank Welshpool Town Council and Freedom Leisure for their assistance and support to help put on a fantastic day.

“The Welshpool event is a great opportunity for local youngsters and with their involvement it should be a resounding success.”

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