Sil­ver Sun­day a soar­ing suc­cess

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

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

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