Wolverhampton-born Emily James took on being a Batonbearer in Namibia in December. Emily lived in Wombourne for the first 19 years of her life before moving to Namibia to work with the Elephant Human Relations Aid (EHRA) in 2008.  

EHRA aims to build and maintain solid relationships between Namibian communities and free-roaming elephants to ensure both groups have sustainable food and water supplies during drought seasons. 

Emily also recently took on the gruelling Sandman Triathlon in Swakopmund, which involved 40km cycling, 10km run, and a 1km swim in the Atlantic Ocean. She was thrilled to have the opportunity to take part in the Queen’s Baton Relay, and even more special to share the experience with her husband, who took part in a skydive for the Relay.