Gold Award Presentation at St James's Palace on Wednesday 2 October 2019

Morning Presentation

Group photograph at Gold Award Presentation of four male presenters

Left to right: Jamie MacDonald, Mark Beaumont, John Terry, Leo Houlding

Throne Room – South East
Presenter – Mark Beaumont, Athlete and Broadcaster

“It’s a real pleasure to be here today, thank you. Take what you’ve learnt from your DofE and use it to promote yourself.”

 

Entrée Room – South East
Presenter – Jamie MacDonald, Adventurer, Motivational Speaker and Author

“It’s incredible to see all these young adults achieve something so great! This will set you up for any challenges in life”

 

Queen Anne Room – London
Presenter – John Terry, Football Coach, Former Professional Footballer and Former England Captain

“You’re all truly inspirational. A huge congratulations, you should be extremely proud of yourselves. No doubt there were bumps along the way, but the important thing is that you kept up the commitment, grit and desire to persevere and it’s those attributes that will serve you throughout your life and career.”

 

Picture Gallery – South East
Presenter – Leo Houlding, Professional Climber and Adventurer

“Don’t give up, keep persevering. Even if you get there and things aren’t going your way, persevere. Life is short – find your passion and pursue it.”

 

Afternoon Presentation

Group photograph at Gold Award Presentation of three male and one female presenters

Left to right: Joe Doherty, Craig Revel-Horwood, Fiona Quinn, Jamie MacDonald

Throne Room – Royal Air Force Air Cadets
Presenter – Craig Revel-Horwood, Judge, Director, Actor and Choreographer

“Throughout your DofE programme you’ve set some amazing challenges for yourselves, and you’ve achieved something incredible. It has been an experience you’ll never forget and something you can lean on in the future to help you go on to be successful in life. Your Gold Award is a milestone but is just the beginning for you!”

 

Entrée Room – National
Presenter – Jamie MacDonald, Adventurer, Motivational Speaker and Author

“It’s incredible to see all these young adults achieve something so great! This will set you up for any challenges in life.”

 

Queen Anne Room – The Scout Association
Presenter – Joe Doherty, Scout Ambassador

“Sometimes to get to your highest highs you have to go through your lowest low. Your DofE will teach you this.”

 

Picture Gallery – Northern Ireland and Scotland
Presenter – Fiona Quinn, Adventurer, Writer and Head of Experience, Borrow a Boat

“It’s not just about what you achieve, it’s about what you give back to society while achieving.”