Vol­un­teers needed for Sil­ver Sun­day event

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

AN ARMY of vol­un­teers is re­quired to en­sure the smooth run­ning of an event for pen­sion­ers.

Sil­ver Sun­day, a day of fun with free ac­tiv­i­ties for older peo­ple across the UK, will be held in Amer­sham on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 4.

The first one in Buck­ing­hamshire was held last year in the Pol­ish Club, in Amer­sham, which was at­tended by 130 guests and car­ers.

The

event

will have a 1940s theme and Bren­dan O’Sul­li­van will be singing on the day.

Chair­man of Chiltern Dis­trict Coun­cil Mimi Harker, who is or­gan­is­ing the event, said: “It is about cel­e­brat­ing older peo­ple in our com­mu­nity.

“There is so much lone­li­ness and iso­la­tion and so many peo­ple who may not have the op­por­tu­nity to go out. Lone­li­ness and iso­la­tion can also lead to de­pres­sion.”

Na­tion­ally,

through

a va­ri­ety of free ac­tiv­i­ties, Sil­ver Sun­day is of­fer­ing peo­ple over 65 a chance to keep ac­tive in body and spirit, try new things, meet their neigh­bours and help to over­come lone­li­ness.

It was launched in 2012 by The Sir Si­mon Milton Foun­da­tion and Westminster coun­cil­lor Christa­bel Flights af­ter a re­port dis­cov­ered more than a third of peo­ple over 75 said they were lonely.

Mrs Harker added: “I hope that it will be another day of get­ting older peo­ple out and about and hav­ing fun.

“When I saw the grins on the faces of the peo­ple who came last year, it was worth ev­ery bit of hard work.”

Doro UK and Ire­land ais spon­sor­ing the event, but other busi­nesses are be­ing sought for con­tri­bu­tions.

If you would like to go to the Sil­ver Sun­day event, or vol­un­teer, email mimi. amer­sham@gmail.com.

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