Pukaar News – Leicester

A day of Sports for Queen’s Baton Relay

Tuesday saw the arrival of the Queen’s Baton in Leicester on its way to Glasgow for the start of the Commonwealth Games.



Throughout the day many sporting activities took place across the city starting at Abbey park where the baton was greeted by over 300 Leicestershire School children taking part in a sports day.  The baton was carried by Leicestershire cricket player Shiv Thakor and volunteer Mike Smith.


The baton’s next visit was to Leicester town hall where a special celebratory event took place that featured live music and a have a go sports including boxing, hockey, bowls and table tennis.  It was carried by former Olympic swimmer Ross Davenport and Paige Murray.


The baton had arrived earlier on in the day at the clock tower carried by Trevor Low and Cherie D’Silva and was greeted by over 100 school children, the Lord Mayor and Claire Lomas, who completed the London Marathon in a robotic suit in 2012 after breaking her back in a riding accident.


After leaving Leicester the baton then went on to Hull the following day.

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