The 2022 premium souvenir Batons replicate the same shape as the official Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton used throughout the Queen’s Baton Relay.

Birmingham 2022 staged the 16th official Queen’s Baton Relay – an epic journey across the Commonwealth, with The Queen’s Baton visiting all 72 nations and territories.

The Relay began on 7 October 2021, with Her Majesty The Queen placing her message to the Commonwealth into the Baton. The Baton covered 90,000 miles during its 269-day long journey to every corner of the Commonwealth until reaching host nation shores. From there it covered a further 2,500 miles in England, carried by 2022 Batonbearers before finally completing its journey at the Opening Ceremony at Alexander Stadium on 28 July 2022.

One of those Batonbearers was CJ Lloyd Webley, a socially conscious writer and champion for young people. CJ facilitates creative writing workshops for disadvantaged children and fundraises to buy school equipment for them. He also leads Lightpost Theatre, supporting the mental health of over 30 young Black men and in 2020, CJ Founded The Black Pounds Project CIC. He bootstrapped £6k and created a mentorship programme, which has helped over 1,500 Midlands businesses.

The weight of the commemorative Baton is 420g and is a 1/3rd scale (225.75mm height) of the Baton, which was specially created by designers and technologists from the West Midlands.

Batonbearers will be gifted the souvenir Batons to their homes via the Royal Mail from the middle of September 2022 once each commemorative baton has been laser etched with the Batonbearer’s name and route.

Ian Reid, CEO of Birmingham 2022, said: “We wanted to thank all of our amazing Batonbearers for taking part in the Queen’s Baton Relay. Their stories are a true inspiration and we hope that this gesture will remind them of their special day and the role they played in the Games."

Gary Moore, Creative Director, Touch of Ginger said “It’s always a pleasure to create a unique item with historic significance such as this. I hope Batonbearers will treasure their Souvenir Baton and give it pride of place for family and friends to admire for years to come”

Nigel Huddleston, Minister for Commonwealth Games said: "It's been fantastic to follow The Queen's Baton Relay, carried by incredible Batonbearers from across the globe, and see communities come together to celebrate its journey. I've loved joining the route and hearing the awe-inspiring stories of all those who carried such an iconic part of the Commonwealth Games."

A limited run of 50 batons will be available to the general public. To order one online, visit the official Birmingham 2022 memorabilia shop at