Silver Sunday a soaring success
DANCING, singing, food and – most importantly – fun was the order of the day at the third annual Silver Sunday event held in Amersham.
Organised by Chiltern District Council chairman Cllr Mimi Harker, the event is aimed at helping the older generation combat loneliness.
The concept was dreamed up by Cllr Christabel Flight in Westminster. Mrs Harker launched Silver Sunday in Amersham in 2014.
She said : “In the past we have celebrated with a 1940s tea dance. This year we had a variety of acts including the Cedar Village Choir, Paul Hancock, and the wonderful vintage group The LuLaLas.
“Our aim is to give our guests a fantastic afternoon of delicious food, and superb entertainment. And this year we think we surpassed ourselves as everybody that was able to got up and danced. The atmosphere was amazing.”
The event is made possible by the generosity of local business. This year the main sponsor was Chiltern Leads, a local business group. The Garnett Foundation also supported the event and also Cinderellas decorated the hall free of charge.
A merry band of volunteers – including residents of Amersham and Chesham, sixth formers from Amersham School and RAF cadets – helped the afternoon go with a swing.
Mrs Harker added: The whole afternoon was charming and delightful.
“I’d like to thank the ladies who made sandwiches and baked cakes. The tea served was absolutely delicious and made with such attention to detail. I would also like to thank Amersham Community Centre and Angela Bates for her tireless help.”
Mimi Harker and Dancing queens: in the swing Katie Gray getting Full house: Silver Sunday was enjoyed by all
On song: The Cedar Singers entertain
At your service: Air cadet Michael Forward serves tea