Last weekend, Matt Alpin – Assistant Operations Manager, represented FGH Security in the Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay.
The Queen’s Baton Relay is a traditional journey in the lead up to the Commonwealth Games. It is a tradition of the Commonwealth Games that connects communities, embraces unique cultures, and shares inspirational stories. Visiting all 72 of the Commonwealth’s nations and territories, the journey ignites hope, solidarity and collaboration. The Queen’s Baton began its 294-day long journey on 7th October 2021, and has since travelled globally.
The Baton returned to the United Kingdom in June. It will conclude its journey on 28th July at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony.
FGH Security, Official Stewarding Provider for the Games, was delighted to see two valued employees, and a nominated charity representative, entrusted with carrying the Baton.
Matt, who has been working for the company for eight years, was nominated because of his constant support of those around him.
He completed his section of the Queen’s Baton Relay last Saturday, in Preston City Centre and said: “It was an amazing experience and I’m so grateful for the opportunity and the nomination from FGH. Being chosen was an honour, and it makes all the work we’ve been putting into the Games feel real. Running on the day was awesome and being sandwiched in the Queen’s Baton Relay by two Commonwealth athletes made it an even better experience.”
Also nominated to carry the Queen’s Baton was FGH employee Gabrielle, a door supervisor, and Cancer Care representative, Chris Dickson. Gabrielle’s segment of the Queen’s Baton Relay was at Knowsley Leisure and Culture Park. During her segment, Gabrielle completed a mini assault course whilst holding the Queen’s Baton.
For more information about The Queen’s Baton Relay, or the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, please visit: https://www.birmingham2022.com/