Lifesaving volunteer becomes Commonwealth batonbearer

A volunteer who helps to save lives in his spare time is set to take part in the Commonwealth Games baton relay next month.

Terry Flower, Community First Responder and Area Coordinator from FastAid Solihull received notification recently from the Commonwealth Games that he’d been selected as a batonbearer for the Birmingham 2022 Queens’ Baton Relay in the West Midlands on the 26th July. 

Terry, who has been a Community First Responder in Solihull for 13 years, was nominated by a Sian Bishop of the Stronger Communities directorate at Solihull Metropolitan Borough 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 inspirational Batonbearers, which includes one of the Trust's Student Paramedic’s, Ella, 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. Terry said:

"I’m tremendously excited. 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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