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The Fan Dance

September 25, 2015

As an object, the Baton is rather ordinary.  It is neither heavy, nor awkward to carry and is as plain and unassuming as you could possibly imagine and quite invisible to most people.  But it always elicits a question when on show, “what is that?”…

The Power of the Baton on Mountains

September 25, 2015

Well it’s done…the first challenge at least and it was brutal – we had three seasons in one day and aptly one per mountain too. Ben Nevis – we started the climb just after mid day on the Saturday and with the mountain covered in…

A place to park….

September 25, 2015

We were approached by SSAFA Devon to look at a case for a really lovely couple, the husband a former PO. R.N. who has a prosthetic leg, his wife battling the effects of four strokes. The parking situation at their council bungalow was totally unsuitable…

How Baton support works – going the extra mile…

September 25, 2015

    The case of a young family (mum and three children) who were left without a father was introduced to us by SSAFA they had to leave forces accommodation as quickly as they could, eventually the local council came up with a semi detached…

Behind the Scenes

August 24, 2015

On our Facebook page you will see many photos of people proudly carrying a Baton and its Message of Conscience; behind the scenes much more is going on…  . We don’t actively fundraise throughout the year but people often kindly donate to support our work. We have minimal…

The Dakar Baton flies high with Wildcats Aerobatics

August 13, 2015

Back in March this year Debbie Harrison approached Willie Cruickshank, Wildcat 2 pilot with the Wildcat Aerobatics team, to ask if he would like to fly with The Baton. The Wildcats are building a strong reputation nationally for their spectacular displays and had a number…

Jim Radford, holding the Baton at St Mere Eglise…

July 21, 2015

The Baton exists to support all our servicemen and women across the decades, too many are forgotten from conflicts now overshadowed those more recent, yet they have to carry on, often with a stoic character that humbles us all. Our sincere thanks to Baton supporter…

The Baton, why? and The Battle of Britain…

July 14, 2015

More times than I could count I have been asked why I started the Baton project, the nation recently remembering the Battle of Britain has a bearing. . . For most of my life I have had many friends in the armed forces and soaked…

The Baton Run Denmark 2015

July 10, 2015

Take a moment to read the story of one of The Baton Run Denmark 2015 team; Rikke Kristiansen, the widow of Martin “Kris” Kristiansen who was killed by an IED along with his dog Loki June 13, 2010 in Afghanistan. This amazing team will run in September…

Our New Blog

July 10, 2015

Welcome to our new Baton Blog. We will be updating the blog with exciting news and events over the coming days so please keep tuned.