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.

Crook Peak Project, Somerset

January, 2007
Income from Wavering Down open day 2005

May 30: Wavering Down cream teas and stalls £570.00
October 02: Share of gate monies £356.86

Income from Wavering Down open day 2006
July 01: Wavering Down cream teas and stalls £427.00
November: Share of gate monies £311.20

November, 2006
Thank you for the cheque for £311.20. This will be winging its way to Sri Lanka to conclude the work which we started at the orphanage some 20 months ago. During the last 22 months since the tsunami struck people surrounding the Indian Ocean, we in Crook Peak Parish, together with friends, have raised the incredible sum of £16,300 — of this, over £15,000 has been spent on the Joseph Vas Children’s Home. The children’s home now has a new extension. We have provided 30 sets of bunk beds (to sleep 60 children) and 30 bedside cabinets (one cabinet to two children), as well as new toilet facilities. Chris and Dennis, thank you both for your support in allowing us one of your charity days in each of the last two years at Wavering Down.

August, 2006
Thank you very much for opening your house and garden yesterday and giving us the opportunity to raise funds for the Crook Peak Project in Sri Lanka. We had a good day, all the visitors were friendly and appreciated the home-baking we provided for the refreshments. Everything for the teas, etc. was donated and our profit for this was £183.45, which was very good. The stalls and a generous donation will make nearly £200.

September, 2005
Thank you for the cheque for £356.86, received with grateful thanks. This will be winging its way to Sri Lanka to pay for further work.



Letter from the Queen


Letter from the Queen


Letter from Prince Charles


Letter from Camilla


Letter from Blair