The Frankie Howerd OBE Trust



More than £75,000 has been raised for charity at Wavering Down House from events such as garden open days with cream teas


One of the most popular open-air concerts was Jazz in the Garden, when top singers such as Tim Pitman entertained the crowds


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:


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If you do not have a PayPal account, you will be given the opportunity to create one or you can make a donation using your credit or debit card.


Cheques – made payable to The Frankie Howerd OBE Trust – can be sent to:


The Frankie Howerd OBE Trust

Tom Putt Cottage

Sevier Road




BS26 2XE



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

NSPCC: £96

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.

The Frankie Howerd OBE Trust is a Registered Charity – No. 1122850