“I didn’t know so many people cared!”
We work with an incredible number of event partners, corporate partners, communication partners who all help us, in one way or another, in achieving our goals of reaching as many older people as we can. We really believe that ‘Everyone Is Welcome’ and are always open to discussions about new partnerships too.
Matt Hancock MP, Secretary of State for Health & Social Care: “Silver Sunday hosts so many brilliant events for older people. Do you know of a local organisation or business that could host an event that day? A tea dance? A lunch? A workshop? An activity day? The possibilities are endless – please get involved.”
Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London: “lt is so important that older people feel included in London’s communities. That is why I support Silver Sunday and hope that you all have a wonderful time celebrating the valuable contributions that older people make. These contributions span not just London but up and down the UK. In a city as large as London there is no need for older people to ever feel lonely or isolated but sadly some do. As Mayor, I want to make sure that everyone is engaged and active in their community – young or older”.
Joanna Lumley, OBE FRGS: “This is a special day for older people to get involved in community events and activities to bring back some of the traditional community spirit. It’s also a small thank you for your contribution to society.”
Will Young, performer: “I feel really energised because I’ve had incredible conversations with so many interesting people. Bringing everyone together to a neutral place of interest allows everyone just to connect – of all ages. What Silver Sunday is doing is vital. The great thing is all the people who have got involved. The scope is endless.”
Gloria Hunniford, TV and radio presenter: “Many people believe that these days growing older is something that should be celebrated. Silver Sunday certainly encourages the enjoyment side of getting out and about and meeting new people: offers like tea dances, computer classes, yoga, film nights, belly dancing … are hard to resist (well, maybe the belly dancing is) and that is what we hope is achieved by Silver Sunday – a little encouragement to make the most of life.”
Angela Rippon CBE: “Who cares what it says on your birth certificate – it’s how you feel about yourself that matters. We all have just one life to live. Make sure you live it to the full.”
Mark Beaumount, record-breaking cyclist: “Silver Sunday is growing in events and popularity year on year – what a wonderful excuse for the retired generation to meet and make new friends and for us to benefit from their knowledge and life experiences.”
Diana Moran, TV presenter: “Silver Sunday: A day not to ignore older people, but celebrate and remember the important role that they play in our society. Older people are often undervalued by society and by getting involved in events such as Silver Sunday we can help to tackle loneliness and build a fairer society.”
Sir David Amess MP: “I congratulate all those concerned. This is a huge undertaking, but without any question it is so worthwhile. With an ageing population we have more Senior Citizens than ever before, not all of them are blessed with family and they can often feel isolated. Silver Sunday is a real opportunity for communities to get together and celebrate the contribution that our Senior Citizens have made to all that makes Britain great.”