Alzheimer’s Society (North Somerset Branch)

Avalon Camps, Mark, Somerset

Burnham & Highbridge Sea Cadets, Somerset

Burnham-on-Sea RC Church

Cheddar Local Action Team

Children’s Hospice South West

Churchill Music!

Crook Peak Parish, Somerset

Crook Peak Project, Somerset

Cross Memorial Hall, Somerset

Friends of Axbridge Church, Axbridge, Somerset

Friends of St Gregory’s Church, Weare, Somerset

Friends of Weare Church, Somerset

Headway Somerset (The Brain Injury Association)

Locking Primary School, North Somerset

Loxton & Christon Village Hall & Churches, Somerset

Mid-Somerset Alzheimer’s Society

National Association for Children of Alcoholics, Bristol

National Gardens Scheme

Our Lady and the English Martyrs RC Church, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset

Our Lady Queen of Apostles RC Church, Cheddar, Somerset

Prostate Cancer Care & Research Centre, Bristol

Royal National Institute for the Deaf, Bath, Somerset

Somerset Association for the Blind

Speak Up Somerset

St Andrew’s Church, Compton Bishop, Somerset

St Mary’s Church, Wedmore, Somerset

The Kings of Wessex School, Cheddar, Somerset

The SWORD Fund, Bristol

Weare First School, Somerset

Wedmore Tuesday Club, Somerset

Wedmore Twinning Association, Somerset

West of England MS Therapy Centre

Weston Aerobic Gymnastics Club, North Somerset

Weston Hospicecare

Weston Woodturning Circle

Winscombe Primary School, North Somerset

Wrington C of E Primary School, North Somerset

Wavering Down


Open days and charity events at Wavering Down House and Gardens have so far raised more than £75,000 for good causes.

Highlights at Frankie Howerd’s former home in Cross, near Cheddar, Somerset, UK, have included:

An Up Pompeii party
A concert with The Wurzels
A classic car rally
Opera by singer Tim Pitman
Jazz in the Garden
Tribute bands Abba 2 Bjorn Belief and Kings of Queen

Many charities, primarily in the South West of England, have been helped by money raised at these events.

Click on the list on the left to see a selection of excerpts from the lovely thank-you letters we have received.

Headway Somerset (The Brain Injury Association)

January, 2007
I am pleased to confirm that, from the records of Headway Somerset, the three events of ‘Jazz in the Garden’ netted a total of £8,987.33.
This was made up as follows:
1. 2004 — £4,040.00
2. 2005 — £3,960.00
3. 2006 — £987.33
Total — £8,987.33

August, 2004
I am writing to thank you for the tremendous work you have done in raising funds for Headway. As you know, several of our staff attended these events and they thoroughly enjoyed themselves. They were impressed with the organisation and the amount of work that must have gone into the arrangements. For the jazz event, the organisation of the publicity, printing, sales, raffle, booking of the bands, bar and pork roast must have taken a lot of your time and we are greatly indebted to you for all your efforts.
The helicopter rides were a particularly brilliant idea. I am aware that Headway has been important to you for many years and you have done a great job in obtaining publicity for our charity. Amongst other things, the money you have raised on this occasion will purchase some much needed speech therapy for clients who have difficulty in communicating and this will make a real difference to their lives. These are people whose lives have been turned upside down, who will never be the same again, and anything we can do to improve the quality of their lives, and those of their families, means so much to them. Providing therapy is something we have been wanting to do for some time but not had the funds, so your donation will be very welcome. So may I thank you again, on behalf of our clients, for your magnificent efforts and I do hope that you will continue to support us. I feel sure that Frankie would have been delighted that his house is being used for such a worthy cause.

July, 2003
Wendy Simpson has very kindly sent us a huge cheque for Headway for which we are absolutely delighted. On behalf of Headway, I would like to say thank you for all your fundraising efforts. Wendy mentioned in her letter what a tremendous amount of work you put in. I am sure we will be able to put it to good use. Thank you once again.

April, 2003
On behalf of Headway Somerset, I would like to thank you so much for your kind donation of two teddy bears and for organising the Easter raffle, which brought in a grand total of £678 altogether. The money will be going towards the work that we do at the Headway Houses and some day trips throughout the summer for our clients who have a brain injury.



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