Paddington hosts Silver Sunday Boat trips, October 2018

Launched in 2012 by the Sir Simon Milton Foundation and Westminster City Council, Silver Sunday has grown into a nationwide campaign, to raise awareness of loneliness and isolation amongst the elderly and celebrate old age.

In partnership with Penfold Community Hub and GoBoat London, the Paddington Partnership invited 72 local older residents to join us on the water for gentle canal cruises on Tuesday 3 October. Our guests were hosted by corporate volunteers from Merchant Square, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Heathrow Express, M&S and Paddington Central, who in their role as Captains took responsibility for navigation and hospitality on the 45-minute trips.

Our volunteers showcased their baking skills by rustling up tasty treats, before taking to the helm and steering the boats from Paddington, through Little Venice and along the regent’s Canal.

London Live joined us for the morning and spoke to the organisers and participants.


Silver Sunday