UK Newsletter February 2018

A Commonwealth Big Lunch

In partnership with CHOGM and on behalf of the Eden project we invite you to host a Commonwealth Big Lunch celebration of what we have in common, during the six weeks between Commonwealth Day on 12 March and 22 April, the end of CHOGM weekYour events will be showcased by the RCS and promoted on the CHOGM website.

The Queen’s Baton Relay

On 24 January the Queen’s Baton arrived in Canberra to start its nation-wide journey on its way to the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast in Queensland, on 4 April. Carrying the Queen’s message, calling on athletes to come together in peaceful and friendly competition, the baton will traverse every state and territory in Australia.

Who’s Championing Human Rights in the Commonwealth?

In the third in a series of ‘signpost’ blogs we map the organisations that are championing human rights in the Commonwealth. Each month our ‘Commonwealth Signpost’ series is profiling what the Commonwealth is doing to address the biggest issues facing the world and introduce you to the organisations leading the charge. Read the blog.

Call for Judges for The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition

Each year, The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition receives thousands of entries from across the Commonwealth and relies on a team of volunteers to read and judge them. We are now looking for new Judges to join the teamThis is a key element of the Competition ensuring that each young person’s writing is individually read and appreciated. If you are interested in this opportunity, please complete and return the application form by Friday 23rd March.


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