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Trio to carry baton in Jubilee relay

Thursday, 14th February 2002.

Three youth workers from Haverhill will be taking their turn to help carry the Queen’s Jubilee Commonwealth baton around the country, but they will all be travelling some distance to do it.

Graham Palmer, 51, of Withersfield Road, is Suffolk’s county organiser for the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme and will be carrying the baton is Sudbury.

Julie Turley, 30, of Parkside, who spent ten years as a youth worker , will be taking part in Kettering.

Stephen Coleman, 31, who is the Haverhill award scheme organiser, will carry the baton in Baldock.

Julie who works at Axa Insurance in Haverhill, said she nominated Graham who nominated her and Stephen. She was thrilled to be one of the 2,500 members of the public chosen to take part, each carrying the baton 500m yards.

“I am so excited about it, it is such an honour. I have told everyone at work about it and I am really looking forward to it. I did youth work for ten years and I now belong to a residents association and I am quite community minded.” Julie said.

The baton relay will be the longest in history and will leave Buckingham Palace on March 11. It will travel 63,000 miles through 22 Commonwealth countries before arriving in Manchester on July 25 for the opening of the 17th Commonwealth Games.

Haverhill Weekly News

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