Launch event: Saturday 25th January, 1-4pm, The Station, Silver Street, Bristol BS1 2AG.
We all know that a lot of older people are isolated, feel invisible or just don’t have enough opportunities to get out there and really enjoy themselves. We want that to change.
Setting up fun, fancy social events for original disco dancers, rock ‘n’ rollers and pop and soulers has been an idea in the making for old friends Donna and Dee, aka Afternoon Delight, for some time now. We work with adults in the community; Donna as a teacher and Dee as an artist and maker. We both have experience of organising events and now want to do something which is close to our hearts.
Unique events for the over 60s
If 60 is the new 40, then 80 is the new 60, so it’s goodbye Vera Lynn and hello Afternoon Delight, afternoon events for the over 60s like no other. Expect disco with classic singalong tunes and dance floor fillers, live acts, table service cream teas, canapés and cocktails. It’s a glamorous shindig and a whole lot of fancy fun! A place where you can be yourself and anything goes.
What will the funding pay for?
The project is ready to go, with lots of local performance artists and volunteers keen to participate. We just need some financial help to get it off the ground. The events will be financially sustainable after the initial set up which requires a significant outreach phase to get the word out. We are hoping to raise £2,000 to help pay for marketing and our face-to-face taster sessions in older people's residences and community groups. Funds will also pay for venue hire (at a central Bristol location), decorations, live acts and catering.
Why it’s such a great idea
Our project is led by the changing needs of an increasingly ageing society. We want to provide joyful events where older people can get active and feel special, particularly those who are lonely and have few social connections.
Please help us funk up the lives of our fabulous older community in Bristol by donating what you can. Our fabulous rewards mean you and your loved ones can be part of the fun!