Silver Sunday

Silver Sunday is a day in the national calendar, the first Sunday in October, when we ask the nation to pause and think about older people and celebrate their contribution to society.  

Many of our supporters have been with us since Silver Sunday was founded by one of the Sir Simon Milton Foundation’s Trustees, The Lady (Christabel) Flight, in 2012.

We are hugely grateful to all of the amazing people who have supported us over the years, who have helped make Silver Sunday the success it is today. Last year we had our best ever Silver Sunday, with more than 2,000 free activities taking place across the UK, attended by tens of thousands of older people.

But for some time we have known that we would need help to turn Silver Sunday into a truly national day for older people.  We have made great progress, but we knew that we needed to find a new home for Silver Sunday, a home that has a shared vision of what Silver Sunday can be and a home with the reach, breadth and resources to enable it to achieve its full potential.

We are therefore delighted that Age UK, the UK’s leading charity for older people, has now embraced Silver Sunday.  2024 will be their first year leading on this important campaign.

We hope that you are as excited about this new chapter in Silver Sunday’s history as we are. We are very proud of what we have achieved over the last decade with our limited resources but we truly believe that this is a wonderful opportunity for Silver Sunday, and we hope that everyone will give Age UK the same enthusiastic and willing support as they have given us over many years.

If you want to take part in Silver Sunday this year, either as an event organiser or to particiapte in a Silver Sunday event, head over to the Silver Sunday website.  We hope to see you there on Sunday 6 October 2024!