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.

Weston Aerobic Gymnastics Club, North Somerset

January, 2007
We would like to thank you for the all the support that you have given to Weston Aerobic Gymnastics Club over the past two years. Without the generosity that you have shown us, we would not have been able to achieve the fundraising for our club as we would have liked. Through the two fundraising days that we have done with you — May 2005 and April 2006 — where we served cream teas and gave a gym display, we were able to raise £260.84 in 2005 and a further £396.15 in 2006. All this helped towards the club being able to purchase much-needed equipment and helped towards financing some of our gymnasts, so that they were able to compete at international competitions, where both they and the club were given recognition for all their hard work. Again, we owe you a further big thank you, as you awarded us donations of £356.86 in 2005 and a further £311.20 in 2006 from the Frankie Howerd estate. Again, without these the club would not have gone from strength to strength, helping the children throughout the club, right from the baby classes through to the elite squad.
Again we thank you for all your help and support, and we look forward to being associated with you again in the very near future.

On behalf of everyone at Weston Aerobic Gymnastics, we are writing to express our thanks for the kind donation you have given to us. It is very much appreciated. It will go a long way in helping us to buy equipment which is very much needed and will be used from our very little ones right through the club to our elite squad. We can also use the donation to help train up some new coaches, which are always needed. Again, thank you for the donation. We always enjoy visiting you as it is always a nice sociable day out, even if it does rain now and again, and we hope to see you again in the future.

We are writing to say thank you for giving money to the club from the recent Frankie Howerd garden open day. We are all very grateful and we will be using the money towards display leotards for future displays. Many thanks.



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