Stamford & District Kiwanis

Serving Our Local Community

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Rob Persani gets the amazing opportunity to talk to Santa:. Perhaps the best 7 minutes of 2020... If you enjoy this please consider donating and sharing the post.

Santa Interview 7 minutes.mp4

Kiwanis need your help – all our other fundraising events have been cancelled, so we hope that you will donate generously so that we can continue the good work we do in Stamford.

This map shows the areas we have visited this year in Stamford. We have also managed to put Ryhall, Ketton and Kings Cliffe on the list this year.


Because our usual fundraising events: The Stamford Parade and the Stamford Fireworks, have not happened this year due to COVID , your help is needed even more to support local Stamford Charities. 100% of your donations go to local good causes helping young and old make the best of life. Details of the range of orgaisations we support are below.

We know you're trying to support independent Stamford retailers and small online businesses locally. But if you MUST buy from Amazon you can now support local Stamford charities through Stamford Kiwanis when you shop online during the lockdown. When you shop @AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate to us https://smile.amazon.co.uk/ch/1077288-0 Also, keep an eye open we will shortly be announcing the dates and places for the famous Stamford Kiwanis Santa Tour.

Among many othere local charities we are supporting For the Love of Scrubs:

Kiwanis’ donation will provide much needed material for 200 sets of scrubs in the local area.

Miriam Spring Davies, founder of For the Love of Scrubs Stamford, Lincs/Rutland, said, “We want to say a huge thank you for the generosity of Stamford Kiwanis, for choosing to support our group. This donation from within our local community will go a long way in supporting our wonderful group of volunteers, we could not be more grateful.”

David Epps, President of Stamford Kiwanis, said "For Love of Scrubs Stamford, Lincs/Rutland is a remarkable example of a small group of caring individuals who mobilise an army of sewing volunteers to provide essential scrubs, hats, bags and headbands to support our doctors, nurses and carers during this awful coronavirus pandemic. Our donation will provide vital material, but it is also a recognition for all the local volunteers sewing to support our front- line carers."

“Stamford Bonfire and Fireworks Display is cancelled due to Covid-19

It is with regret that Stamford Kiwanis has cancelled the annual Bonfire and Fireworks display scheduled for this November.

We cannot hold, or indeed manage, the event and comply with the current Coronavirus restrictions.

It’s a massive disappointment to everyone, but the health and welfare of all visitors has to come first and foremost. Everyone can rest assured we have plans in place for 2021.”

Stamford Festival Parade of Floats 2020

Following the government measures announced this week – and in times of such unprecedented uncertainty we have now cancelled the planned festival of floats due to take place on 20th June 2020

About Us

Stamford Kiwanis were founded in 1977 to “support the disadvantaged in Stamford and surrounding area”. We are a group of local businessmen and professionals who raise money for Stamford and District Kiwanis Community Trust Fund

(Registered Charity No 1077288).

We have 3 major fundraising events:

  • Festival Parade in June,

  • Bonfire Extravaganza in November,

  • Santa’s Tour leading up to Christmas.

For details of current activities see the tabs at the top of this page and also follow the:

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All funds are collected locally and given back to local good causes including:-

  • Evergreen Trust – meals, companionship, home help and support for older people

  • Alternatives Stamford – provides sex and relationship education and help for crisis pregnancies

  • Homestart – parental support for vulnerable young families

  • Christ Church Centre – desperately needed community facilities and services

  • Scouts and Guides

  • Friends of Stamford Recreation Ground

  • Corn Exchange Theatre

  • Christ Church Children’s Christmas Party

  • Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme – Stamford

  • Cancer Relief McMillan Fund

  • St. John Ambulance

  • Rutland Accident Care Scheme

  • M.A.G.P.A.S.

  • Darby & Joan Club

  • Arthritis Care

  • Motor Neurone Disease Association

  • Marie Curie Nurses

  • Guide Dogs for the Blind

  • Stamford Brass

  • Whitefriars

  • Sports Aid Foundation

  • Good Companions

  • Disability Lincs

  • Malcolm Sargent Cancer Fund

  • Stamford Skatepark

  • Stamford Red Cross

  • Easton Playgroup

  • Queen Eleanor School

  • Ketton Cricket Club

  • Barnack Pre school

  • Stamford Food Bank

  • CRUSE – bereavement support

Kiwanis were founded in the USA. In the American Indian language ‘Nunc Kee-wanis’ means ‘we trade’ or ‘we share talents’. The organisation has 600.000 members, mostly in USA and Europe. There are 10 clubs in the UK. Stamford Kiwanis currently have little contact with the International arm.

Our events bring people together and everyone has some fun and through these events Stamford and District Kiwanis raise £10-15,000 each year.

Presidents

2020 D. EPPS

2019 P. CUNDY

2018 S. MARSH

2017 S. MARSH

2016 S. MARSH

2015 D. EPPS

2014 R. PEACE

2013 R. PEACE

2012 J. DANN

2011 D. EPPS

2010 J. WILLIAMS

2009 J. WILLIAMS

2008 B. GIBSON

2006-2007 A. GRAHAM

2005-2006 G. BELL

2004-2005 T. WALMSLEY

2003-2004 K. WILLIAMSON

2002-2003 T. NICHOL

2001-2002 D. PALLETT

2000-2001 J. WILLIS

1999-2000 J. WILLIS

1998-1999 R. WATSON

1997-1998 T. GRANGE

1996-1997 C. BELCHER

1995-1996 A.R. GOWERS

1994-1995 C. ALCOCK

1993-1994 C.J. MILLS

1992-1993 T.R. WALMSLEY

1991-1992 P. LUDLOW

1990-1991 A. PROCTOR

1989-1990 P. GREGORY

1988-1989 R. EDWARDS

1987-1988 K. WILLIAMSON

1986-1987 R.J. DOUGLAS

1986-1986 P. TROTH

1984-1985 R.J. SHORROCK

1983-1984 B. COLES

1982-1983 J. FENN

1981-1982 R. HOULDEN

1980-1981 V. HENRY

1979-1980 A. HARWOOD

1978-1979 P. ROBSON

1976-1978 A.R. BINGHAM