Savvy at Scrabble? Cunning at Cluedo? Join our Board Game Extravaganza on Friday 20 October, part of Silver Sunday 2023.
Marble Arch Partnership is seeking volunteers from local businesses and elderly people from the local community for an afternoon of amusement, cheer and togetherness. Refreshments will be provided and you are welcome to bring your favourite board game, deck of cards or set of dominoes. Volunteers will help to host tables, challenge guests to a round of their chosen game and ensure everyone who attends has a fun-filled afternoon.
To learn more about plans for the event or to reserve your space, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Take a look at our last board-gaming gala in 2019 for an idea of what’s in store!
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 to celebrate older people.
Silver Sunday is a powerful vehicle to draw attention to the problem of loneliness amongst older people. Celebrating the contribution of older people to society, the campaign also aims to improve their happiness and wellbeing and presents an opportunity to bring generations together. The campaign is supported by influential organisations and brands such as the English National Ballet, Bupa, Metro Bank and many more.
Excited to get gaming but unsure of what to expect? See below for answers to frequently asked questions.
1How many volunteers are required?We’re looking for a total of 20 volunteers to host tables in pairs.
2Can I bring along a colleague?Of course – we’d love to have them!
3What are the timings for this event?The event will run from 2pm – 4pm so guests will join us at this time, but we will ask volunteers to attend from 1.30pm – 4.30pm to help with setting up and clearing away.
4How many older guests are we anticipating?We have a large room booked and we’re hoping to have lots of older people join us to enjoy the afternoon. We anticipate having around 50 – 80 guests for the event.
5Should I bring games?Please bring along your favourite board game, a deck of cards or a set of dominoes.
6Can I bring a cake?If you’re a keen baker we’d be absolutely delighted if you wanted to bring along a cake, some biscuits, or any other type of sweet treat you enjoy making. Tea and coffee will be available.
7Do I need to take any Covid precautions?We are not asking guests or volunteers to take any specific Covid precautions in order to join us at this event, though we do ask anyone who has had symptoms of Covid or who has tested positive for Covid in the past 5 days not to attend. All attendees are welcome to wear a face covering should they feel more comfortable doing so, but this is not a requirement. Hand sanitiser and hand washing facilities will be available throughout.
8How do I sign up to attend?Please contact us at email@example.com to sign up.