The question we are asked most frequently is “please can we have more events near me” and we need your help answering this one!
Here are some frequently asked questions – and we welcome all questions via info@SilverSunday.org.uk, 020 7641 3609 as well as our social media channels.
Does my Silver Sunday event have to be on 6th October?
No, we welcome events before and after the day itself. Often people are very grateful to attend multiple events near to them. Choose dates which best suit you and your audience. The vast majority of events fall in October but we do welcome events year round.
Is there a specific age range for Silver Sunday events?
No, but some hosts like to specify events are for 50+, 60+ or 65+ to limit numbers. Ideally all our Silver Sunday events would be open to anyone who identifies as an ‘older person’ as well as those of any age. If you can welcome all ages and interests, that is wonderful.
We already have events planned for October – can we register them on your website?
Yes please do. 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. Silver Sunday is also a very popular ‘theme’ for social events
or programmes adding a special celebratory twist.
Can I put my own spin on Silver Sunday?
Can we charge guests for tickets?
The vast majority of our events are free to make them as welcoming, open and inclusive to all older people. 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. Businesses are often willing to provide venues, activities, resources, food and helpers too. Occasionally we hear about Funding opportunities and will include this in our newsletters and Twitter feeds.
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.