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Paralympian is to serve as baton bearer.

Byline: Sara Nichol Reporter

PARALYMPIAN Stephen Miller will be one of three people to carry the Queen's Baton in Northumberland.

The 34-year-old athlete from Cramlington will join Shannon Tyler, 17, a young volunteer from Blyth, and Zac Allin, 16, an athlete from Prudhoe, in carrying the baton when it arrives in Alnwick on June13.

It will be touring the region ahead of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in July.

The three baton bearers have been selected by Northumberland stakeholders in recognition of their contribution to sport and the community.

Dame Kelly Holmes, president of Commonwealth Games England, said: "I'm encouraging everyone in Alnwick to get involved when the Queen's Baton Relay comes to Northumberland - find out what event is taking place and if you can be there then please go and cheer on your baton bearers and be part of the Team England send-off to Glasgow!" The baton bearers will carry the baton to a variety of events and activities organised by Northumberland County Council. Staged within the walls of Alnwick Castle, the Baton Relay events will provide an opportunity for people from across the county to come together to celebrate the journey of the baton through the Commonwealth in distinctive Northumbrian style. Between 10am and 3pm, around 500 schoolchildren will take part in a range of Commonwealth sports, learn about the Commonwealth Games and even try their hand at the game Quiddich, as featured in the Harry Potter books and films.

The evening show will take place in the stunning surroundings of the castle between 6pm and 8pm.

The free-of-charge ticketed show will take the audience on a journey through the six continents of the relay celebrating the Commonwealth and will feature live performances and a parade of Commonwealth flags.

The Queen's Baton will have visited 63 of 70 Commonwealth nations and territories when it arrives in the British Isles on Sunday, May 10.


Stephen Miller, who will carry the Queen's Baton, with his wife Rachel
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Apr 17, 2014
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