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Charitable Mum carries commonwealth games baton

Claire Reece and hugo holding the baton
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A mum has been recognised for her commitment supporting good causes when she was chosen to carry the Commonwealth Games Baton with her disabled son last weekend.

Claire Reece, 42, from St Neots, raised money for Sense when she carried the baton on Saturday July 9 from Wellcome Genomme Centre in Hinxton to Hinxton Hall with 13-year-old Hugo, who is deafblind and lives with charge syndrome.

The teenager has been supported by Sense since he was just five days old.

Claire told Cambridge News: “I’m absolutely honoured to have been a part of the Baton relay. It was amazing just to be nominated for the work I have done with Sense and even more so to have the opportunity to carry the Baton”.

Earlier this year the mum went to Downing Street to hand in a petition calling for the government to prioritise disabled people in the Government's Covid-19 inquiry.

Richard Kramer, Chief Executive of Sense, said: “We were very proud that Claire and Hugo were selected for the honour of carrying the Queen’s Baton as part of the 2022 Commonwealth Games celebrations.

“Claire and Hugo are fantastic fundraisers and campaigners for Sense and we’re delighted that their achievements have been recognised like this”.

The Commonwealth Games take place in Birmingham on July 28 - August 8.