The delicious homemade teas at Stody Lodge Gardens are well known. There is something for everyone – from light and fluffy Victoria sponge to indulgent chocolate cake and gluten free options too. For each gardens open day Stody offers a local charity or organisation the chance to provide these good quality teas from which they take all the proceeds.
The following charities were supported in May 2018: Tapping House, Heritage House, St Johns Ambulance, Thornage Hall, The Holt Youth Project, The Benjamin Foundation, Stody and Hunworth Churches, Norwich Pride and St Andrews Church Holt. Stody Lodge Gardens also opened in aid of the National Garden Scheme on Tuesday 22nd May 2018, raising £1,492 for its selected charities which include Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie Cancer Care, Hospice UK, Carers Trust, Queen's Nursing Institute, Perennial and Parkinsons UK.
A total of £15,900 was raised throughout the month across all of these charities.
Next year, Stody Lodge Gardens will open in aid of the National Garden Scheme on Tuesday 21st May 2019. Non-members are also welcome. Entrance is £7 (no concessions) and once again proceeds will go to charities selected by the NGS.
Stody Lodge Gardens has supported numerous charities over the years both through its teas but also through larger events and private group tours.
Charities supported in the past include: Teenage Cancer Trust, Norwich Cathedral Appeal, Marie Curie, GIFT, Thornage PCC, The British Heart Foundation, Fakenham District Lions, Norwich Theatre Royal, SCF Sheringham, Holt Community First Response, Arthritis Research UK, Gardeners Benevolent Society, MIND, Malcolm Sargent Cancer Fund for Children, Army Benevolent Fund, CLA Trust for the Disabled, Riding for the Disabled, Thornage Hall Appeal, Save the Children (Norfolk), Leukaemia Reserch Fund (Norfolk & Norwich Branch), Children's Hospice for Eastern Region, S.C.F., N.S.P.C.C., MacMillan Jenny Napier Appeal, King George's Fund for Sailors, MENCAP Blue Sky Appeal, Stody & Hunworth Millenium Fund, CLA Charitable Trust for the Disabled, St Johns Ambulance and Save the Children.