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.
In May 2017, £13,300 was raised for different charities throughout the month of May. The charities included Tapping House, Heritage House, St Johns Ambulance, Thornage Hall, North Norfolk Radio’s Kids Trust, The Norfolk & Norwich Association for the Blind, The Holt Youth Project, The Benjamin Foundation, Stody and Hunworth Village Room and St Andrews Church Holt.
Stody Lodge Gardens also opened in aid of the National Garden Scheme on Tuesday 23rd May 1 - 5pm. Next year, Stody Lodge Gardens will open in aid of the NGS on Tuesday 22nd May 2018. Non-members are also welcome. Entrance is £6 (no concessions) and proceeds will go to charities selected by the National Garden Scheme. These include: Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie Cancer Care, Hospice UK, Carers Trust, Queen's Nursing Institute, Perennial and Parkinsons UK.
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.