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.

St Mary’s Church, Wedmore, Somerset

January, 2007
You very kindly allowed us the use of Wavering Down last year for a fundraising day towards the Organ Fund. We raised nearly £200 on the day, which was a splendid effort by everyone concerned. I was delighted then to hear from the church treasurer of the receipt of some £311.20 as our ‘share’ of the entrance receipts. That really is very kind of you. After a lot of effort we are very nearly at our target of £45,000, so the £500 or so that we were able to raise represents a significant contribution to last year’s efforts. The organ builder is now with us and the organ is fully stripped down. All being well, it should all be back together in time for Easter. Once again, my very grateful thanks.

October, 2006
Thank you so much for allowing us on behalf of St Mary’s Church, Wedmore, to provide refreshments at Wavering Down on June 18 this year to raise funds for our Organ Fund. The day went well and the support would not have been so good as it was without the work which Chris put in to promoting the Wavering Down events throughout the summer to the media — the local coverage in the Cheddar Valley Gazette particularly helped on the day. We have embarked on a major project to refurbish and update the historic ‘Willis’ organ and, with the help of opportunities such as you offered us, we have raised sufficient funds at least to start the work. Thank you again.



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