Packed programme for family fun day at Stamford Festival

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Plans are shaping up for an action-packed family fun day which will form part of
this summer’s Stamford 
Festival.

Stamford and District Lions Club will be raising both smiles and money when it hosts a range of entertainment at the Recreation Ground.

Some old favourites will be back in the shape of a car boot sale, baby show, fun fair and games along with lots of demonstrations and displays by local groups.

Club secretary Jane McKee said: “Our family fun day was rained out last year, but that hasn’t dampened our enthusiasm for fun and we are thrilled to be back.”

The organisers have planned a packed 
programme of entertainment which will run from 10am until 4pm on Sunday,
 June 30.

Bargain-hunters are expected to be out in force for the popular car boot sale.

Other stall-holders will include The Guide Dogs for 
the Blind, Rutland Ferret Club and Three Counties Dog Rescue who will be on hand to explain more about their work.

For those looking for action there will be an under 8s football contest and opportunities to try out tai chi, quad biking, climbing, hydrospheres, airsofting 
and a children’s obstacle course.

This year the games will be manned by volunteers who are raising money for the Histiocytosis Research Trust in memory of Stamford toddler Oliver Scholes who died of a rare blood disorder last year.

All proceeds from the games go to the charity.

Mrs McKee said: “The Lions motto is ‘we serve’ and we are happy to help the 10kforOlly fundraising appeal.”

There is also a chance to raise money for other charities by putting someone in the stocks to throw wet sponges at them.

Mrs McKee said: “We will have sponges and water available if anyone volunteers to be a target and raise money for their own charity.

“They just need to bring their own collection bucket.”

To book a slot in the stocks call Jane on 07946 
629098.