United footballer Ryan Giggs will carry the Queens Jubilee Baton
in Manchester in time for the Opening Ceremony of the 2002 Commonwealth
Giggs is set
to carry the baton into Albert Square and will kick-off a spectacular
evening of celebrations in the city centre on Wednesday 24th July.
Also due to
carry the baton on the day are Ian Kelsey, star of TV's hospital
drama Casualty and former England soccer international Trevor Brooking.
Ceremony takes place on Thursday 25th July and marks the commencement
of the 2002 Commonwealth Games.
celebrities are lined up to carry the baton on its 50 day tour of
the UK. On Sunday 23rd June, Day 18, champion boxer, Barry McGuigan,
known as the Clones Cyclone, carried The Queen’s Jubilee Baton in
sporting Relay Runners have included Sir Geoff Hurst, Sir Bobby
Charlton, George Best, Denise Lewis, Sir Roger Bannister, Seb Coe
and Steve Cram.
Click here for
the full UK route
or read Harriet's Diary
as she follows the baton.