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.

Wedmore Tuesday Club, Somerset

March 21, 2008
A big thank you for making us so welcome at your wonderful house and gardens. We all thoroughly enjoyed it – members and helpers alike, but especially our members, who do not get out very often. It made a real change for them. They found all of Frankie Howerd’s memorabilia fascinating and will be talking about it for months! It was a real pleasure also to meet you in person. Keep up the good work!

December, 2007
Thank you so much for paying for the wonderful Tim Pitman to come and entertain us at the Wedmore Tuesday Club Christmas party. It was so kind of you, and if you could only have seen our elderly members’ faces as he was singing, they were entranced! All our members (22 in number) are elderly, most over 80, and for many of them it is the only day of the week they leave their homes and are able to socialise with others. We sometimes take them on trips out, and always buy them a small present on their birthdays and at Christmas. However, we must find the money for these treats ourselves. Sometimes we are lucky enough to receive donations, and we volunteers raise some by cake sales, etc. So you can see how delighted we were when our community support officer told us she had found someone to entertain us at our party, and that someone would cover the cost. That has made such a difference to us. Thank you once more. You have made a lot of people very happy.



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