Despite Silver Sunday 2020 being our most challenging to date due to Covid-19, thanks to the incredible efforts of more than 100 organisations, supporters and volunteers – nothing could stop Silver Sunday going ahead and we saw many thousands of new connections with lonely and isolated older people across the country.
In support of this year’s Silver Sunday – the national day for older people – The Duchess of Cornwall has recorded a video message calling for everyone to take part and do something kind for an older relative, neighbour or friend.
I was desperately sad to hear the news of the untimely demise of Tony Pidgley on Friday 26th June. Tony was a Trustee of the Sir Simon Milton Foundation from the very early days and from my first day at the Foundation he always had time to guide me, advise me and help me along the way.
Once again, Silver Sunday 2019 was our biggest year to date with over 1,200 events and activities all around the UK including a strong coverage across Scotland and expansion in Wales. This wouldn’t have been possible without the incredible dedication of over 100 organisations from around the UK reaching well over 50,000 older people and creating tens of thousands of new connections.
On Sunday 1st December former Miss Marple actress, Julia McKenzie CBE, joined 1,000 Westminster residents at the annual Sir Simon Milton Foundation Tea Dance.