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 Twinning Association, Somerset

January, 2007
Many thanks for the cheque for £322.26 received recently, being our ‘share’ of the gate money and other ‘takings’ from the events you organised at Wavering Down during last summer. This amount, together with what we raised by providing refreshments, brings our total to over £500. We are very grateful to you for the opportunity to have participated in the activities at your lovely home.

October, 2006
‘Merci beaucoup’ for allowing members of the Wedmore Twinning Association to do cream teas and other refreshments at Wavering Down on May 07 this year. The day was well supported, which we feel was due partly to the heightened public awareness of the event as a result of the timely coverage in the Cheddar Valley Gazette. We have had links with our Twin Town of St Medard de Guizieres for over 30 years. Unfortunately, the financial support we used to receive from local government and the EU for our efforts to continue this cultural exchange has dwindled in recent years until now we receive nothing. The chance you gave us to raise money was therefore all the more welcome — and I am sure Frankie Howerd would have been tickled pink to know that his country retreat had helped us to ‘Carry On Twinning’!



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