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Introducing Borough Batonbearer Ian Corden

Published on Wednesday, 6th July 2022

Ian Corden

Batonbearers were nominated in recognition of their contributions to their local community and being an inspiration to others.

As we look towards welcoming the Queen’s Baton Relay on the 21 July, we are proud to introduce Borough Batonbearer, Ian Corden.

Ian has used his own personal experience with mental health as motivation to help raise awareness for this issue. During the 2019 Rugby World Cup he organised “Rugbeard”, where he and his colleagues grew beards to promote male mental health, raising money for Mind.

After graduating from University, Ian became a PE teacher, and he now works at a secondary school in Coventry. He is an inspiration to all the pupils he comes in contact with and is a highly regarded member of staff. Ian is a staff well-being champion at his school.

Ian has raised thousands of pounds taking part in many sporting events to raise money for charities including Tommy’s, Trussell Trust and Zoe’s Place. His latest adventure is organising a team of staff from his school to take on the Welsh 3000s mountaineering challenge this summer, raising money for Save the Children, in particular support of their Ukraine appeal.

Ian said:

“I feel very humbled to have been nominated to be a Batonbearer. It is an absolute honour to be able to play a small part in what is such an iconic sporting event right on our doorstep.”

Find out where the Baton will travel in Nuneaton and Bedworth and how you can get involved.