Charitable Funds

Coming Up - please look out for details of our forthcoming events on our News page -
Please follow the link here to our News Page.

Our events are held at The Elms
2 Lower Road Old Bedhampton PO9 3LH
in the Waterloo Room with the Garden Party in the Elms garden

All are welcome.
About our Fund-Raising
The Manor Trust is a Registered Charity set up in 1967 to raise funds to maintain its historic buildings in the historic village Old Bedhampton and promote its charitable activities.

The Trust's principal activities requiring funding are:-
  • The maintenance of the heritage property the Trust owns called The Elms with the Waterloo Room and Tower. The Elms is a Grade II 'Star' Listed Building - please read more below.
  • With the trust's local museum called the Bedhampton Histirical Collection and the events that the team of volunteers hold for the benefit of all who have an interest in the Conservation Village of Old Bedhampton and its heritage properties, most notably The Elms and Waterloo Room. The events are also held to help foster the community of Bedhampton, Havant and the wider environs.
  • The quality of support for the elderly residents living in the Apartments in The Elms and the fourteen more dependent elderly living in the Trust's 24-hour Registered Residential Care Home called the Lodge which is next door to The Elms.
To help raise funds the Trust
  1. Has the support of a body of supporters called Friends of the Manor Trust who kindly donate £12 or more annually - and the Trustees will welcome your support should you decide to become a Friend or you may choose to make a one off donation of £120 to become a Life Friend. You can download an Application Form
  2. From time to time supporters and previous residents are generous enough to leave the Manor Trust a legacy in their will. If this is something that you would consider doing, please speak to your solicitor about this.
  3. The Trust hosts three major events during the year, the Art Exhibition in May, the Garden Party in August and the Coffee Morning in November.
  • For these events to be successful, the Trust depends upon and is always very grateful for the support from willing volunteers who help to run these events to make them a success.
  • If you would like to volunteer your help in some way please let us know.
  • Each of these events is advertised and they are popular with many of the public who come regularly to enjoy them.

Restoration of Elms
Starting in 2017, the Trustees are looking to continue with the necessary maintenance of the building both internally and externally.
Internal works are required to do with updating its utilities and decor, and externally to the elevations and roofs
The trustees are appealling for donations towards the costs of the important restoration work on the building and Waterloo Room.
The Trust had to bear £25,000 which represents 90% of the  total restoration costs of the Tower in 2015.

Any contribution you can give will be very much appreciated- please see below.

Renovation of the Waterloo Room Tower - Summer 2015

The Tower of the Waterloo Room is part their Grade II Star Listed  Building called The Elms. 
It is an architectural heritage gem, probably the most important heritage building in the Borough of Havant.
There is more about these works, including some pictures showing the work to be done, please click

If you are already a supporter of the Manor Trust or thinking you would like to support the Manor Trust you may like come and view the Waterloo Room, Tower and Library that houses the Secret Bookshop, please contact our Trust Office to arrange your visit.

If you would like to make a donation now then please click here to go to Manor Trust's Charity Aid Foundation  facility to donate directly to the Manor Trust. Thank you

Alternativley, you can send a cheque, made payable to the 'Manor Trust Bedhampton' and send it to the
Trust Office at The Elms,
2 Lower Road Old Bedhampton PO9 3LH.
When giving, please say your gift is for the Elms and Tower Appeal.
Thank you.

The Art Exhibition
  • The Art Exhibition, held on the last week-end in May at The Elms has an interesting variety of pictures from local artists
  • All the paintings, drawings, sculptures and crafts are original and for sale at reasonable prices
  • A portion of each sale goes to benefit the work of The Manor Trust
  • There are also home-made cakes and cream teas available for a reasonable small sum.
  • For more details of this year's Art Show please go to our news page
The Garden Party
  • The Garden Party is held early in August.  It is an afternoon event and is opened by a local dignitary.
  • It is something of a fun day too.
  • There is a small entrance fee, children are welcome and there is no charge for under 11s.
  • There are very many different types of stalls for visitors to browse and buy, and the home made cakes and produce are particularly popular. So too are the ‘fruit and veg,’  clothing and ice cream stalls.
The Garden Party 2016
This was held at The Elms, 2 Lower Road Old Bedhampton Wednesday 3rd August 2016.
This was very well attended and many thanks to all who came and by their support the charity was able to raise in the region of £1,000 as a very welcome contribution towards its
Please see more details of this event on our
News page

The Christmas Coffee Morning 
  • This event is held on the last Wednesday in November.
  • There is a small entrance fee which covers the coffee offered.
  • There are stalls with a variety of small items on sale, many suitable to be of use in the coming Christmas-tide.
  • The event is very popular and a worthwhile event for visitors to come and enjoy.
The Secret Bookshop
  • Browse the books and enjoy refreshments
  • This event is held in the Elms Waterloo Room
  • Quarterly, usually 11-5 on the first Sunday of the month
  • All money raised is for the Elms and Waterloo Room
  • More information is available from the Trust's Office
  • Voluntary donations to the Trust are very much appreciated by the Trustees, staff, residents and worker volunteers alike.
  • Donations are used to help maintain the charity’s historic buildings whose upkeep presents a huge financial challenge. The money given may also be  used to improve the services and facilities for the residents in the Trust’s homes, if that is specified.
  • The financial contributions from the residents goes to their upkeep and the Trust needs additional income to maintain its historic buildings and promote its charitable activities.
  • We ask you to consider making the charity The Manor Trust, Bedhampton a beneficiary in your will.
  • You can choose to make a donation now which will go the Trust’s Charity Aid Foundation Account. All you are asked to do is to give your name, contact phone number and email address and then state the amount you wish to give. You can also opt to add value to your gift, if you are an income tax payer, by completing the Gift Aid form on-line at the same time as making your gift.
  • If you prefer to make a donation by cheque, please make it payable to and send to:-
The Manor Trust Bedhampton 
The Trust Office
The Elms, 2 Lower Road Bedhampton
Havant PO9 3LH

You can add to the value of your donation via Gift Aid, if you are an Income Tax Payer by down-loading the Gift Aid Form and sending it to the Trust Manager. 
You need only do only this once as the form will apply to future donations as long as you remain an income tax payer.
We thank you most cordially and sincerely for your help with the Trust's work.

You can make a donation by clicking here

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Garden Party 2015

The completed restoration of the Tower
The Coffee Morning and Christmas Fayre
The Secret Bookshop

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