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Stamford Festival of Fun begins on the Meadows

Stamford mayor and Mayoress Clem and Pamela Walden officially open the Stamford Meadows fun fair with Fred Meakin, Danni and Craig Vincent EMN-140726-230815009

Stamford mayor and Mayoress Clem and Pamela Walden officially open the Stamford Meadows fun fair with Fred Meakin, Danni and Craig Vincent EMN-140726-230815009

Nine days of activities for the whole family begin on Saturday (26 July) with the first Stamford Festival of Fun.

The event will run on The Meadows until Sunday, August 3, with a varied programme of events on each day.

Entry is just £1, with under-twos and senior citizens free, and there will be a discount on all funfair rides.

The team of organisers hope to give people a week of fun to remember during the summer holidays.

The Meadows will be transformed during the week of the festival. There will be a sand beach for people to laze around on, appearances from children’s television characters and giant family garden games.

Thrillseekers can take a ride on the funfair while the younger children can enjoy messy play sessions. Bands from the area will play family music all week.

There will even be a charity dunk tank where people can soak willing victims.

Mayor of Stamford Clem Walden has kindly agreed to be the first one in the water at 10.30am on Saturday.

And on Saturday, August 2, there will be a seven-a-side junior football tournament in honour of Bailey Drew.

Charles Read Academy pupil Bailey, from Corby Glen, collapsed during a game of football with his friends near his home in May and tragically later died from Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome, known as Sads.

The festival organisers hope to raise funds and awareness for the Sads UK charity.

The full schedule can be seen in our daily events listings or visit www.facebook.com/pages/Festival-of-Fun/639396876128171 for further details.

 

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