Stamford & District Kiwanis

Serving Our Local Community

About Us

Stamford Kiwanis were founded in 1977 to “support the poor and needy 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 4 major fundraising events:

  • Festival Parade in June,
  • Family Funday in August,
  • 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:

Stamford Kiwanis FaceBook Page

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.

Past Presidents

1976-1978 A.R. BINGHAM

1978-1979 P. ROBSON

1979-1980 A. HARWOOD

1980-1981 V. HENRY

1981-1982 R. HOULDEN

1982-1983 J. FENN

1983-1984 B. COLES

1984-1985 R.J. SHORROCK

1986-1986 P. TROTH

1986-1987 R.J. DOUGLAS

1987-1988 K. WILLIAMSON

1988-1989 R. EDWARDS

1989-1990 P. GREGORY

1990-1991 A. PROCTOR

1991-1992 P. LUDLOW

1992-1993 T.R. WALMSLEY

1993-1994 C.J. MILLS

1994-1995 C. ALCOCK

1995-1996 A.R. GOWERS

1996-1997 C. BELCHER

1997-1998 T. GRANGE

1998-1999 R. WATSON

1999-2000 J. WILLIS

2000-2001 J. WILLIS

2001-2002 D. PALLETT

2002-2003 T. NICHOL

2003-2004 K. WILLIAMSON

2004-2005 T. WALMSLEY

2005-2006 G. BELL

2006-2007 A. GRAHAM

2008 B. GIBSON



2011 D. EPPS

2012 J. DANN

2013 R. PEACE

2014 R. PEACE

2015 D. EPPS

2016 S. MARSH

2017 S. MARSH