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Council raises the flag for the Commonwealth

Malvern Hills District Council has raised the Commonwealth flag as part of a ceremony of dedication to mark Commonwealth Day 9 March 2015.

At 10am on Monday 9 March MHDC raised the flag together with more than 730 other Commonwealth flags in 38 Commonwealth countries.                                                                                     

A specially written Commonwealth speech was read out at the ceremony by Cllr David Hughes, Leader of Malvern Hills District Council, before the flag was then raised.

Cllr David Hughes said:

"It is an honour to be a part of this unique ceremony by raising the flag as a mark of commitment to the Commonwealth and appreciation of the values it stands for as set out on the Commonwealth charter.

"It was a great experience to be able to share the event at the same time with local communities and other countries around the globe, showing a real sense of joining together."

The event is now in its second year, and already catching the imagination of thousands of participants from all walks of life, inspiring them to connect with others throughout the Commonwealth, and gives participants opportunities for friendship and cooperation with fellow Commonwealth citizens around the world.

Pictured: Cllr. David Hughes