People across Greater Manchester will celebrate St George’s Day on April 23.
Tony will be marking England’s patron saint day by attending a special ceremony to raise the English flag above Rochdale Town Hall.
And at the weekend he will join thousands of other people for the St George’s parade in Manchester city centre.
The parade will leave Varley Street, Miles Platting, at 11.30am on Sunday 27 April and reach Piccadilly Gardens soon after midday – with street performances ready to entertain the crowds from 11.30am throughout the afternoon until 4pm.
Tony said: “It’s important to recognise all the things that bind us together as a people and it is right that we mark our patron saint’s day. We live in a country that is tolerant, free and inclusive and it’s right that we come together and celebrate that together.”
For more information on the parade, visit www.facebook.com/stgeorgesparademanchester.