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Parade of Floats and Lions Family Fun Day at Stamford Festival cancelled

The two biggest events of Stamford Festival - the Parade of Floats and the Stamford Lions Family Fun Day - have both been cancelled as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

Stamford Kiwanis, which is responsible for organising the Parade of Floats, said the event due to take place on June 20 had been cancelled.

Kiwanis president David Epps said: “It is with regret that, in this time of crisis and prolonged uncertainty, the Kiwanis have had to cancel the festival of floats due to take place on June 20, 2020. We hope that the government actions will be successful and that our next events, the Bonfire and the Santa Tours, will be able to go ahead as planned in November and December.

One of the floats at the 2018 Parade of Floats as part of Stamford Festival
One of the floats at the 2018 Parade of Floats as part of Stamford Festival

"In the meantime, the Kiwanis continue to meet virtually in order to keep their charitable donations operating. This is vitally important as we expect there to be real and urgent calls on our funds over the coming months. We thank everyone who has supported our past events and enabled us to provide this support and we hope to see you all later in the year.”

On its website, the Stamford Festival confirmed that the Parade of Floats, Rock on the Rec, the quiz night and the over 50's evening had all been cancelled in 2020.

Stamford Festival has been running since 1980 and aims to provide a week of events for the people of Stamford.

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