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.

West of England MS Therapy Centre

October, 2007
I have just found the receipt for the £300 that you so kindly gave us as a result of your season of open house and garden. Suffice it to say that we are truly grateful — all money is much needed. Thank you very much. I have already said how much we enjoyed our day out at Wavering Down and now the ‘final payout’ is the icing on the cake. It is good that we can share in your amazing efforts to provide entertainment and help for the younger members of the village — and benefit ourselves at the same time. I just hope that all your hard work is appreciated locally.

September, 2007
Re: Open Days at Wavering Down
We enjoyed ourselves and the people who came to look round Wavering Down all seemed to be very pleased to have seen Frankie’s home and memorabilia. We were very pleased to have the use of the village hall — it would have been much less pleasant out in the open with the weather as it was! Thank you for allowing us to share your home and for all the work you, yourself, did to entertain and inform visitors.



Letter from the Queen


Letter from the Queen


Letter from Prince Charles


Letter from Camilla


Letter from Blair