Monmouth family take charge of baton in Queen’s relay

Wednesday 13th July 2022 11:00 am
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Three members of a Monmouth family took part in the Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay when it visited Gloucester this week.

Charlotte, Sam and Callum Uttley took the baton for a six minute journey through Gloucester docks after being nominated by a friend.

They ran with their dad in mind: David Uttley passed away in February of this year having been a key organiser for sport in Monmouth for many years

The baton had already travelled over 90,000 miles and reached Gloucester Docks by canoe.

Charlotte received it and proceeded up the docks towards the Needle where brother Sam was waiting. Together they ran to make the hand over to youngest sibling, Callum.

Pausing only for a few pictures Callum then led the ensemble of four police officers and onlookers, including a local guiding troop and sprinted towards the relay vehicles surprising many and to rapturous applause.

The atmosphere was fabulous and all three expressed how amazing it was to be a part of something so unique.

Sam stated, in interview with ITV West Country, how representing his Dad was awesome and that David would have been so proud and yet as a humble man would not have liked to have run it himself.

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