Seniors still have the moves at retro tea party
PENSIONERS enjoyed a Silver Sunday 1940s knees up with a little help from staff at Tesco Amersham and chairman of Chiltern District Council Mimi Harker OBE.
A tea party was held on Sunday for older members of the community at the Polish Club, in Raans Road, Amersham. Part of a national event, sessions aim to provide free, fun and sociable entertainment to make life less lonely for elderly people.
Cllr Harker, said: “It was wonderful, a fantastic day. I hope a lot of people left very happy. The dance floor was packed out, there was loads of dancing. The music went down a storm
“There was so much goodwill and support. It was unbelievable, people really enjoyed it."
More than 100 people and 40 volunteers – many of them from the Tesco Superstore at Amersham – were at the event and among the guests were the Bishop of Buckingham and the High Sheriff.
Silver Sunday was launched in 2012 by The Sir Simon Milton Foundation and West minster councillor Christabel Flights after a report discovered more than a third of people aged over 75 said they were lonely.
Mrs Harker is looking for sponsors to make next year’s Silver Sunday event in Amersham a possibility.
If you are interested, email mimi.chiltern@ gmail.com.
Singing out: (Clockwise from above left) Ashley Wellberry sings; Chris Millington from sponsors Toro
UK; Mimi Harker dances with Corporal David Phillips; Eileen Norris flies the flags
Good times: (Clockwise from top left) Entertainers provided a display of 1940s dance; Mimi Harker has a dance with Dale Dobson; ATC cadet Binuri Wijesinshe serves; people fly the flag at the party
Song and a dance: (Clockwise from top left) Beaconsfield mayor John Read dances with Amanda Hart; Bob Higgins and partner swings on the dancefloor; Mim Harker duets with Brendan O’Sullivan;
cadet Harris Berthelsen dishes out the sandwiches
Glamorous: (Above) Volunteers from Tesco helped make the event a success; (below left) singer Brendan O’Sullivan; (below right) cadet
Michael Forward dances with Sally Overton