Nearly 80 older people braved the wind and rain on Sunday 6th October 2019 to attend a fun filled afternoon at St Augustine's, Westgate, as part of the national Silver Sunday events. Kent Coast Volunteering was pleased to once again organise the event for Thanet, inviting the isle's older residents to enjoy an afternoon of tea and entertainment in beautiful surroundings. 

Mayor and Mayoress of Margate, Mick and Shirley Tomlinson, gave their support to the event and joined the guests for the afternoon tea. The afternoon culminated in a rousing singalong with the Greyhound Buskers, a local ukulele group who donate all their fees to charity. They played many old favourites that went down a treat with the audience. 

Thanks also go to Thanetians, Birchington, who decorated the chairs and tables, Tea Cakes and Classics who brought along a display of vintage cars for guests to admire, and The Bumblebee Conservation Trust who provided a very interesting talk on the importance of bees and how to support them when planting your garden. There really was something for everyone! 

Silver Sunday was launched in 2012 with the aim of celebrating older people and their contribution to their communities, as well as helping them to get out, meet new people and learn something new. There are now over 1000 events held up and down the country every year on the first Sunday in October. 

Kent Coast Volunteering provides a range of activities and support services for older people, including social groups and befriending, and various volunteering opportunities for people who would like to help.

To find out more, please call us on 01843 609337 or email [email protected]

 KCV staff and volunteers with the Mayor and Mayoress of Margate, Mick and Shirley Tomlinson