Sponsors’ support gets Stamford Festival of Fun off the ground

Mayor of Stamford Clem Walder with organisers and sponsors of Stamford Festival of Fun. Photo: MSMP080714-001am EMN-140907-105040001
Mayor of Stamford Clem Walder with organisers and sponsors of Stamford Festival of Fun. Photo: MSMP080714-001am EMN-140907-105040001
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All manner of businesses have come together to support a week-long summer festival of activities for all the family.

The first Stamford Festival of Fun will take place on the Meadows from July 26 to August 3.

Organisers Craig Vincent, Jenny Wright and Fred Meakin knew they were taking a gamble by putting on the event for a low cost. But they wanted to give the youngsters of Stamford something fun to do during the summer holidays.

Thankfully businesses in and around the town were quick to offer their support once they heard about the event.

One of those was estate agents Watson and Mitchell. Lettings director Lesley Mitchell said: “It’s just a local business supporting local people. We like to support local events.

“It’s a fun event for the whole family, and that’s important.”

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.

There will be a £1 per person entry charge, except for children under two and pensioners who go free. Activities, apart from the fairground rides, will be free to enjoy.

The full schedule of events will be revealed in the Mercury closer to the event.

The organising team paid tribute to the festival sponsors, who are: Travis Perkins; Watson and Mitchell; Forces Direct Consultancy; Ted Taylor; Revolution Discos and Leisure; 3d-360 Design; Taskmaster Recruitment; Black Cat Signs; Welland Valley Timber; Barkby Timber; Stamford Roofing; and Pixiedust Party Princesses.