Stamford & District Kiwanis
Serving Our Local Community
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.
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
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:
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
Darby & Joan Club
Motor Neurone Disease Association
Marie Curie Nurses
Guide Dogs for the Blind
Sports Aid Foundation
Malcolm Sargent Cancer Fund
Stamford Red Cross
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.
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