Hillingdon U3A's National Day

The decision has now been made by the U3A Trust to postpone our first national U3A Day from 3rd June 2020 to Thursday 1st October 2020 which is International Day of Older Persons. (June 3rd just falls within the estimated 12 weeks of advised social exclusion).

Our U3A has invested time and energy into planning creative and informative events to raise the profile of our local group. We have a long lead-time for this new date so plans can be reviewed and rearranged including venues and guests.
As you are aware, U3A Day is planned to maximise the opportunity to raise our profile nationally. Nationallyand locally, we will work towards signposting media attention to Thursday 1st October 2020, once that date is confirmed as safe and appropriate.


Our national co-ordinating body, The Third Age Trust has announced the very first national U3A Day – celebrating the learning, activity and fun that happens every day in U3As across the country – will take place on Thursday 1st October 2020.

Each U3A is invited to mark the day by showcasing what they do, the day will show all the learning, activities and fun that make the U3A movement so amazing.

Coordinating the day, Regional Trustee, Sue Stokes, said, “We are so excited that from now on, every year, there will be a day dedicated to learning, staying active and having fun in your Third Age - that’s people who are retired, semi-retired or no longer bringing up a family.
We hope this day will help to challenge negative perceptions of older adults and will bring together all Third Agers in the community to learn about the contribution U3A makes to the quality of life for retired people”.

Hillingdon U3A is participating, and we are planning and hope to have promotional display stands at four locations on the new date of 1st October 2020 subject to agreement with the locations.

Uxbridge Central Library

Ickenham Village Hall

Ruislip Waitrose

Eastcote Library

More information on the times and programme of activities will be publish soon.

Looking for Volunteers!

So how can our members help on U3A Day on 1st October 2020?

You can volunteer to man one of the four promotional stands, to enter into discussions with stand visitors, to make them aware of what the U3A is and the benefits of U3A membership.

We will have posters / displays etc at each stand to support these promotional activities.

Let Rodney or another Committee member know if you can help in the morning or afternoon session at a stand location convenient to you!

U3A UK members can discuss and share ideas on the UK dedicated closed Facebook Group but we at HU3A have our own HillingdonU3A Facebook page where you could also discuss and share ideas.

For more information or to volunteer, contact Rodney via the ' Click to Send a Message! ' above