Solihull volunteer life saver chosen to carry Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games baton - The Solihull Observer
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13th Aug, 2022

Solihull volunteer life saver chosen to carry Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games baton

Sarah Mason 10th Jun, 2022

A SOLIHULL volunteers who helps save lives in his spare time has been chosen as a baton bearer for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Terry Flower a community first responder and area coordinator from FastAid Solihull will be taking part in the Queens’ Baton Relay on July 26.

Terry, who has been a Community First Responder in Solihull for 13 years, was nominated by a Sian Bishop from the Stronger Communities department at Solihull Council in recognition of the work FastAid volunteers do supporting West Midlands Ambulance Service in the Borough, looking after the community in their time of need.

Terry will now be one of thousands of inspirating baton bearers who will be taking part in this once in a lifetime opportunity to carry to baton as it goes on its epic journey around England.

An excited Terry said: “This really is an accolade and it’s wonderful that FastAid have been recognised.

“I’ve got my uniform, I’ve tried it on, it fits well.

“On the day I’ve been asked to carry the baton, the relay actually comes through my area of Knowle and Dorridge, so hopefully I’ll be amongst my own community just two days before the Commonwealth Games open, which is tremendously exciting.”

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