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.

Weare First School, Somerset

March, 2008
On behalf of everyone at Weare School, can I just say thank you for the children’s Easter eggs. Wishing you a lovely Easter time.

September, 2007
Once again thank you for your very kind donation to the Weare School PTA. It is kindness such as this that allows us to provide the pupils with as wide and exciting a curriculum as we are able. On behalf of the pupils and parents of Weare, many thanks!

January, 2007
As I write to thank you for your most recent cheque received most gratefully by Weare School PTA, I thought you might be also pleasantly reminded that, over the last three years, we have amounted over £4,500 for the benefit of Weare children due to your tireless fundraising efforts. Bringing together a whole community of fundraisers both local and further afield is an achievement well worth applauding.

December, 2006
Thank you for your generous donation to our French project appeal. The children of Weare School will benefit for your kindness.

October, 2006
Friends of Weare School PTA
Many, many thanks for the opportunity to join you both in your fundraising activities over the past year. Our cream tea event over Easter in your garden was very successful and we raised over £200. This was put towards various art projects over the year and some hanging baskets for the ‘Wavering Down’ gazebo. Being able to use Cross Village Hall for our art exhibition ‘In My Garden’ has helped us towards our school award of excellence in Art, of which we are all very proud and thank you for being its host. We hope all who came to see the Frankie memorabilia also enjoyed the artwork from the children of Weare School.

December, 2004
Thank you again for coming and opening ‘Wavering Down’ for us last week. We appreciate all your help with our fundraising. All the pupils of the school will benefit from your generosity.



Letter from the Queen


Letter from the Queen


Letter from Prince Charles


Letter from Camilla


Letter from Blair