Queens Baton Relay visits Orchardville
Birmingham 2022 is staging the 16th official Queen’s Baton Relay – an epic journey across the Commonwealth, with The Queen’s Baton visiting all 72 nations and territories.
The Relay began on 7 October 2021, with Her Majesty The Queen placing her Message to the Commonwealth into the Baton. The Baton is now on its 294-day long journey to every corner of the Commonwealth.
This collective journey will ignite hope, solidarity and collaboration, as it connects communities embraces unique cultures and shares inspirational stories.
When visiting Northern Ireland the Baton will journey from the north coast to the Mourne Mountains and from Belfast to the lakes of Fermanagh.
It will visit a range of community organisations, shining a light on individuals and groups who are making a difference within their areas.
Orchardville was selected by their charity partner PwC, (sponsors of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham in July 2022) to take part in the NI Queen’s Baton Relay.
The Baton arrived at Lagan Village Tower at 2.00pm on Monday 27th June and the Belfast Community participants and Orchardville Staff gave the Relay Team a warm welcome and enjoyed getting their pictures taken with the Baton.