As part of the two-week national campaign, Marble Arch London BID is hosting Silver Sunday Safaris and we need some volunteers to host our invited local older residents while they enjoy some heartfelt and happy hospitality in Hyde Park on Tuesday 9 October. This year Silver Sunday falls on 7 October, but free events and activities will be hosted by local authorities, charities and community groups in the week before and after creating more of a Silver Season!
Guests will enjoy a tour of Hyde Park on board a Liberty Drive vehicle. These electric buggies are driven by knowledgeable volunteers from the area, who will provide a tranquil tour with information about the 350 acres of parkland as you leisurely travel around. Guests will also be accompanied by volunteers from Marble Arch businesses, who will treat host a convivial cake and tea break at the Serpentine Bar and Kitchen overlooking the Serpentine.
For volunteers and guests alike, there will be two tours to choose from with buggies departing from Speaker’s Corner at 10:30 am and 2:00 pm. Tours will last for two hours, including the relaxing refreshments respite at The Serpentine. We require volunteers from local businesses to join us in celebrating our elderly friends.
There are 16 spaces for guests (including four for wheelchair users) available on both the morning and afternoon tours. Carers are welcome. Each buggy can accommodate three older guests and one wheelchair passenger, and there will be four buggies available in both tours. The buggies will also hold the driving tour guide and one to two volunteers from local businesses.
For further details or to book your space, please contact our Community Programme Manager, Emily.
This October we’re charmed to present some sterling activities celebrating Silver Sunday! 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.
If you are a business in the Marble Arch London BID and would like to help host this event, please get in touch. We are looking to recruit two volunteers per buggy and would love to have you involved!