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.

Our Lady Queen of Apostles RC Church, Cheddar, Somerset

January, 2007
I am pleased to advise you that as a result of our providing cream teas and handicraft sales at Wavering Down House Open Days in July 2005 and June 2006, Our Lady Queen of Apostles RC Church, Cheddar, has benefited by a total of £1,855.82. This amount has been used for the upkeep and maintenance of our church buildings and we are extremely grateful to you for allowing us the opportunity to raise these funds.

November, 2006
On behalf of the priest and parishioners of Our Lady Queen of Apostles RC Church, Cheddar, I would like to say thank you so much for the cheque for £311.20 — the share of the gate takings — which we recently received. It brings our total for the day to over £700, which you can rest assured will be put to very good use in the maintenance of our church. We really appeciate the opportunity you give us to raise funds and have some good fun whilst we’re doing it.

September, 2005
On behalf of the parishioners of Our Lady Queen of Apostles RC Church, Cheddar, I should like to say a big thank you to you for giving us the opportunity to raise much-needed funds for our church, by providing the tea and cakes at your recent open day. Our ladies really worked hard but thoroughly enjoyed the day and the money raised was much appreciated. We should also be grateful if you would kindly pass on our thanks to the person who owned the field opposite your house and allowed us all to park our cars there. It was such a kind gesture, which enabled so many visitors to enjoy themselves in your garden, contributing to so many good local causes.



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