Tony recently met HRH The Duke of Edinburgh at Hilsborough Castle when he was asked to present the Gold Awards to young people from Northern Ireland on behalf of the Duke of Edinburgh.
Tony congratulated the young people on their achievements and shared his experiences of voluntary youth work, the Duke of Edinburgh Award and writing with the award recipients and their parents.
In Tony’s speech he said: “I believe the most important trait today is to be resilient and your achievement today indicates you’re resilient young adults and that will continue into your lives. I think you will remember this day all your lives and I think you deserve to. Congratulations!”