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, 07890 380 238 as well as our social media channels @SilverSundayUK.
Is Silver Sunday happening this year, despite Coronavirus (COVID-19)?
Yes, very much so. Silver Sunday is the National Day for Older People so happens on the first Sunday in October every year. It will of course be very different this year and we encourage everyone around the UK to think about how best and carefully to bring it to life near them this year. We encourage you to follow your local, national and / or industry guidelines especially if you are organising events bringing people together in real life. We also hope Silver Sunday will be big virtually this year too.
Does my Silver Sunday event have to be on 4th 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 and everyone.
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.
What help can you give to event organisers?
Visit our resources page for downloadable posters, invitations, logos, social media resources, event decorations and so on. We update this page from time to time so do keep popping back. Do remember to register your events on our national map so people can find out about what you’re up to too.