It’s been a busy year so far here at Age UK London, but we’re showing no signs of stopping as we head into the winter months! With that in mind, we thought it’d be a good idea to run through some of the events we have coming up in the run up to the new year…
The Royal Parks Half Marathon – 8th October 2017
This year, we’re incredibly lucky to have five fantastic fundraisers who’re set to run the 13.1 miles of the Royal Parks Half Marathon on our behalf! This stunning central London half marathon takes in the capital’s world-famous landmarks on closed roads, and four of London’s eight Royal Parks – Hyde Park, The Green Park, St James’s Park and Kensington Gardens. We’re looking forward to heading down to Hyde Park to cheer on all of those taking part on our behalf. To get a little insight into our volunteers’ reasons for running the half marathon, be sure to check our this blog from Chloe who is one of our fundraisers.
Older Private Sector Tenants Conference – 9th October 2017
For the past year and a half, Age UK London has been investigating the experiences of older private sector tenants as part of a piece of research funded by the Nationwide Foundation. On Monday October 9th we will be hosting an event to reveal our findings and publish our research. Speakers and panellists will include Leigh Pearce, Chief Executive, the Nationwide Foundation, Sian Berry AM, Chair of the London Assembly’s Housing Committee, representatives of the Greater London Authority (GLA) and London Councils and representatives of organisations working with tenants and older people.
We will happily welcome anyone concerned with ageing in London, from a personal or professional viewpoint. You can book your place at the event here.
Eric Whitacre’s “Alleluia” – 11th November 2017
On Saturday 11th November St Giles-in-the-Fields church will host the Mosaic Chamber Choir as part of the Autumn Series of the Brandenburg Choral Festival of London. Conducted by Benjamin Gaughran, the choir will perform “Alleluia” by Grammy award winning composer Eric Whitacre, who is also the festival’s artistic patron. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to hear a beautiful piece of music in an equally impressive setting!
Tickets are priced at £23 (premium including a drink, programme and reserved seat) and £18 (unreserved), and, we’re pleased to announce that for each ticket sold by the charity, £9 will be kept by Age UK London (the additional cost of the premiums covers the festival’s overheads). Child tickets are also available for £5, of which £2.50 is retained by us. If you’d like to witness a fantastic performance whilst also raising money for Age UK London, then you can purchase your tickets here.
The Santa Fun Run – 3rd December 2017
After the success of last year’s event, we’ve decided to sign up once again for Do it for Charity’s Santa Run! The run is now into its 9th year and is London’s largest Santa run, with over 4,000 Santas set to run either 5 or 10 kilometres through Victoria Park on behalf of a charity of their choice! Everyone who signs up will receive their own Santa costume free of charge and they will also get to take part in the huge group warm up before the race begins – 4,000 Santas all performing jumping jacks is quite a sight! If you’d like to join us on the day you can sign up here. We look forward to seeing you there!
So, as you can see, it’s going to be quite a packed few months, and that’s before we even touch on our upcoming Techy Tea Parties, Age Allies focus groups, and a whole host of conferences organised as part of our “The Way Ahead” programme. To keep up to date with all our future events, please keep an eye on our website.