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Magna Carta 800th – River Relay Charter Bearers

The Magna Carta 800th – The River Relay needs not just rowers and paddlers, but Charter Bearers, who will help to carry the ideals and legacy of Magna Carta down the River Thames.

Each nominee selected will be aboard the Royal Shallop Jubilant on one of the legs of her journey from Hurley to Runnymede on Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 June 2015. They will be carrying a copy of the charter to pass on at the next stopping point. We are seeking at least seven people, but there is opportunity for a few more, to share this role. They will be playing a key part in marking the historic occasion as well as participating in the vibrant colour and pageantry of the River Relay.

Bearers can be nominated from a community group they are involved with such as a local faith based organisation, a school or college, club or society. The nominee must live, work or study in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, the borough of Runnymede or the borough of Spelthorne; be over 16 years old by 12 June 2015; and agree to be nominated in order to qualify for consideration. If selected, the nominee must also sign up to the conditions of being a Charter Bearer, have the time to attend a briefing & training session, and most importantly, be available on 13 & 14 June 2015. As the nominator, you need to tell us why the nominee should be one of the Charter Bearers, let us have their details, including any special requirements and let them know you are nominating them.

We expect there to be significant interest in this exciting opportunity so please ensure your nomination is received no later than Thursday 2 April 2015.

You should complete the electronic form at the link below or can either submit this form in hard copy through the post to: MC800 River Relay, c/o Maidenhead Library, St Ives Rd, Maidenhead, SL6 1QU or send a scanned version by email to

If you or the nominee have questions about the River Relay please check our FAQ list or send an email to

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