Bid to honour Games baton stalwarts

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Local baton-bearers for the upcoming 2014 Commonwealth Games have been urged to come forward to be recognised for their achievement.

More than 100 residents across the Falkirk Council area have been selected to carry the iconic symbol that has already travelled through dozens of countries across the Commonwealth on its way to Glasgow.

They include Bo’ness church community worker Lilias Sneddon and Grange Primary School janitor Eric Ross.

Falkirk Community Trust is looking to recognise these individuals and the many others due to carry the baton.

Only a handful of names have been released to date and FCT organisers are looking to ensure that baton bearers have every opportunity to take part in events and activities planned around the visit of the baton to the area.

This would include being profiled on the FCT website giving an overview of some of the reasons for their selection.

Ian Scott, chairman of Falkirk Community Trust said: “One hundred local individuals have been recognised for the work and effort they have given to our communities and it is only right we honour and recognise them for their achievements.

“We want them to come forward and share their experiences so that we can invite them to be part of celebrations we have planned across the area in the run up to the Commonwealth Games.”

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