The Weston Light Orchestra performed last year in St Gregory’s Church in Weare where we raised several hundred pounds towards our minibus project, and we now have a minibus.
They are performing for us on Saturday 14th October at 7.30pm in St Andrew’s Church, Cheddar (BS27 3RF) to raise money to complete our purchase of a defibrillator. Please see our latest post on the “NEWS & EVENTS” page.
GARDEN OPEN DAYS
More than £75,000 has been raised for charity at Wavering Down House from events such as garden open days with cream teas
JAZZ IN THE GARDEN
One of the most popular open-air concerts was Jazz in the Garden, when top singers such as Tim Pitman entertained the crowds
SUPPORT THE FRANKIE HOWERD OBE TRUST
A little can go such a long way, so we ask you to donate whatever you can afford to The Frankie Howerd OBE Trust.
You can give money in the following ways:
CREDIT/DEBIT CARD in our Community Café in Loxton (BS26 2XE) which is open every day from 9.30 to 4.30.
Cheques – made payable to The Frankie Howerd OBE Trust – can be sent to:
The Frankie Howerd OBE Trust
Tom Putt Cottage
Boost your donation by 25p of Gift Aid for every £1 you donate.
Gift Aid is reclaimed by the charity from the tax you pay for the current tax year.
WHERE THE MONEY GOES
Here is a breakdown of donations made to good causes from charity open days and open-air events held at Wavering Down House.
Thousands of people have enjoyed themselves at nearly 100 open days and eight open-air charity events.
Air Ambulance: £100
Animal Sanctuary: £175
Avalon Camps: £200
Axbridge Church: £550
Breakthrough Breast Cancer: £80
Burnham & Highbridge Sea Cadets: £4,100
Burnham-on-Sea Catholic Church: £1,300
Cheddar Catholic Church: £1,900
Children’s Hospicecare South West: £800
Children’s Hospice Mendip: £700
Children’s Hospice South West: £1,500
Children parties: The New Inn/White Hart/The Lamb: £2,470
Christon Church: £1,100
Churchill School (music department): £300
Churchill School (race night): £50
Compton Bishop Church: £36
Contact magazine: £500
Crook Peak Tsunami Project: £1,500
Cross Memorial Hall: £600
Cross Fun Day donation: £250
14 stands on the lawn: £1,400
Friends of Axbridge Church: £550
Friends of Compton Bishop Church: £38.60
Friends of Weare Church: £100
Further education: £126
Guide Dogs for the Blind: £80
Headway for brain injuries: £9,000
Huruma Children’s Orphanage in Kenya: £200
Inner Wheel: £365
The Kings of Wessex school (music dept): £300
The Kings of Wessex School (special needs): £125
Locking Primary School: £125
Loxton Church: £200
Mendip Children’s Hospice South West: £2,000
MS Therapy Centre Ltd.: £350
Music classes: £69
National Association for Children of Alcoholics: £674
National Gardens Scheme: £350
Paint classes for children in Hall: £70
Presents for children (carol singing 2005, White Hart): £60
Prostate cancer: £700
Raffle ticket sales: £1,900
Rotary Club: £150
School books and uniforms: £150
Somerset Showcase (Axbridge): £300
Speak Up Somerset: £90
St John Ambulance: £390
St Medard’s Church, Wedmore: £500
Ten school uniforms: £600
The SWORD fund: £130
Blind Association of Somerset: £700
Salvation Army, Weston-super-Mare: £200
Wedmore Twinning Association: £550
Weare Brownies: £250
Weare Church: £1,300
Weare Frist School: £5,100
Weare Rainbows: £250
Wedmore Organ Fund: £500
Wedmore Tuesday Club: £250
Weston Aerobics Society: £1,000
Weston Hospice: £500
Weston Hospicecare: £3,000
Winscombe Primary School: £200
Wrington primary School: £200
The above amounts do not include monies raised directly by charity groups running an open day in the garden or our participation in the very successful village “open gardens event” that raised some £2,500 for St Andrew’s Church in Compton Bishop. Many groups for the elderly and disadvantaged have not been charged to look round the house and gardens.
Wavering Down House’s A Day in The Garden charity events have provided employment for many performers and artists, income for local pubs and restaurants, and financial support for local students to help them pursue their education.
All this in addition to the £57,161 directly donated by Wavering Down House to good causes. Thank you for all your support.