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Hundreds enjoy Stamford Kiwanis fun day despite rain

Kiwanis family fun day at Burghley Park. Clive Sensible teaching  Ryan Redshaw some circus tricks. EMN-141008-175108009

Kiwanis family fun day at Burghley Park. Clive Sensible teaching Ryan Redshaw some circus tricks. EMN-141008-175108009

Organisers of a family fun day have praised exhibitors and visitors for turning out to support the event despite torrential downpours.

Stamford Kiwanis were adamant the show must go on after spending months applying for funding and organising entertainment for the fun day in Burghley Park on Sunday.

So when the tail end of Hurricane Bertha swept across the area, they were thrilled to see hundreds of people arrive at the park to enjoy the day.

Kiwanis spokesman David Epps said: “Despite the weather we ran the whole event for the whole day. We had planned for up to 5,000 people but unfortunately the weather was the one thing we couldn’t control and Bertha came in.

“But people still set out with their wet weather gear and everyone had smiles on their faces.”

A few stall-holders who were travelling from further afield pulled out of the event but the majority of workshops took place under cover with visitors having a chance to try out music, crafts, taekwondo dance and photography.

Visitors also watched performances by children from the Wildcats Theatre School.

 

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