December 13 2013 Latest news:
Beth Wyatt, Reporter
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Inspirational over-50s from Havering will be celebrated at a special awards ceremony next month.
The Silver Sunday Awards, run by the Havering Over-50s Forum with support from the council, will take place on October 6 to recognise residents who contribute in some way to their communities.
The event will coincide with Silver Sunday, an annual occasion which celebrates older people nationwide.
Winners will be presented with a certificate by the mayor, Cllr Eric Munday.
Cllr Steven Kelly, cabinet member for individuals, said: “These awards are a great way to mark the vital roles older people can play in our communities. I’m sure everyone knows someone who always puts others first and goes that extra mile for those around them.”
The awards will round-off a week of activities to mark Havering’s Active Living Week.
These will include painting, pottery and a variety show at Queen’s Theatre in Hornchurch.
Cllr Pam Light, member champion for older people, added: “Active Living Week will be a great chance for older residents to get out into their communities and try new activities and experiences.”
Silver Sunday nominations must be in by September 20.
Forms can be collected from libraries and the Havering Visitor Centre and downloaded from www.havering.gov.uk/silversunday.
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