NEWS | Ellie carries The Queen’s Baton Relay

Our colleague, Ellie Cleasby, is chosen to carry The Queen’s Baton in the Commonwealth Games 2022 relay

Ellie being passed the baton

To mark the start of this year’s Commonwealth Games, The Queen’s Baton Relay passed through Teesside on Thursday 14 July 2022.

The relay is travelling via land, air and sea to more than 180 communities in England covering a 2,500-mile route ahead of the games in Birmingham. Thousands of Baton bearers with inspiring backgrounds and stories have been chosen to carry it and our colleague and Makaton Champion Ellie Cleasby was one of those selected to be part of the relay.

The baton began its journey at 8am at Saltburn before arriving in Redcar at 8.39am where Ellie took over the reins.

Well done to Ellie! An inspiration to all – why not join her in getting active this summer? Visit the NHS website below for more information: