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Sporting chance to help at Games

one off chance to be involved in the Commonwealth Games in Scotland by volunteering to help in the Queens Baton Relay and at the shooting competition at Barry Buddon.

one off chance to be involved in the Commonwealth Games in Scotland by volunteering to help in the Queens Baton Relay and at the shooting competition at Barry Buddon.

Angus Council has urged residents to be part of the Commonwealth action by volunteering locally for events during the Games.

The council is seeking volunteers to get involved in the unique experience by helping out at the Queen’s Baton Relay and Commonwealth Games by promoting Angus, welcoming visitors and making sure that the events are an enjoyable and safe experience.

Convener of the Angus Games Steering Group, Councillor Jeanette Gaul said: “It is a wonderful honour for Angus to host Her Majesty The Queen’s Baton Relay and be a host venue for the Commonwealth Games.

“The success of these events relies heavily on an enthusiastic volunteer workforce. I’d like to urge members of the public to donate a few hours of their time throughout the day or evening to help with a variety of roles available.”

The Queen’s Baton Relay will be travelling through Angus on June 28.

The baton will pass through Arbroath, Monifieth, Carnoustie, East Haven, Forfar, Glamis, Kirriemuir, Northmuir, Brechin and Montrose as part of its journey around Scotland ending in Glasgow on July 23.

The Commonwealth Games shooting event at Barry Buddon will take place between July 25 and 29.

Voluntary Action Angus’s chief executive Gary Malone said: “Volunteering for the Queen’s Baton Relay and Commonwealth Games is an ideal opportunity for people to get involved in their community. All volunteers will receive training and support prior to the event to help them make this an enjoyable experience for the public and themselves.

“VAA is running an information and awareness session for interested parties in Arbroath on April 9.

If you would like to volunteer, or if you are interested in attending the awareness sessions, please contact Morag McKenzie at Voluntary Action Angus on morag@voluntaryactionangus.org.uk or 01241 875525.

 

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