Does my Silver Sunday event have to be on 1st October 2023?
No, we welcome events before and after Silver Sunday itself as a Sunday does not of course suit everyone. Often people are very grateful to attend multiple events near to them. Choose dates which best suit you and your audience.
Is Silver Sunday the same as Older People’s Day and Grandparent’s Day?
We like to celebrate all older people, not just those in our families. The United Nation’s Day of Older Persons (1st October) is an international awareness day which aims to highlight issues affecting the elderly, such as elder abuse. We founded Silver Sunday in 2012 to encourage organisations and individuals around the UK to organise uplifting and inspiring events and activities.
We already have events planned for October – can we register them on your website?
Yes please! In return we ask that you mention Silver Sunday and use our logo in your marketing materials. Silver Sunday is also a hub for connecting people with existing services and activities in their local area.
Do we need insurance?
We advise all organisers to check they have public liability insurance before running an event to protect you if members of the public suffer personal injury or property damage.
Can we charge guests for tickets?
The vast majority of our events are free as a way of giving back to older people in their area. Occasionally we are happy for organisers to ask for a small donation to cover running costs.
Can you help with funding?
We cannot currently help with funding. We advise organisers to contact their local councils or search online for local groups who may be able to help with money and volunteers.
Who is Silver Sunday run by?
Silver Sunday is the flagship programme of the Sir Simon Milton Foundation – a Westminster-based charity which helps young people to aspire and older people to thrive. It was founded by Christabel Flight. We are a very small team with big ambitions to help tackle loneliness and isolation amongst the elderly.
Do you help promote the events?
When you register your event on our website it will create an event page, which you can share online. It will also be added to our searchable Event Map and listings page, which is heavily used by older people and carers in the run up to Silver Sunday. We have also created a number of free online resources to help you spread the word.
Can we use the Silver Sunday logo?
Yes! We ask all organisers to use our logo across your marketing materials. It is available in different formats on our website.
We are hugely grateful to you and all of the organisations who have pledged to take part in Silver Sunday this year and find creative ways to bring the joy of Silver Sunday to thousands of older people and we look forward to seeing your ideas come to life this October!
Please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any further questions at all.