Community

We support the community by donating Waffle House vouchers for local fundraising events.

If you would like to apply, please email info@wafflehouse.co.uk with the name of the registered charity that you are raising money for, the date and location of your event and your full postal address. If you are fundraising for a national charity, please also provide a letter of authority. We review all applications, allocate donations and advise fundraisers of the outcome every month, so please allow plenty of time (preferably at least six weeks) for us to consider your request. Please note that we are not able to provide advertising or sponsorship, support online-only auctions, private events, political parties, individual dog breed charities, sports clubs, tournaments or tours, or fund personal appeals on behalf of individuals, including overseas trips.

Our diners and partners have raised money for a wide variety of local and national good causes. Here are some of them:

2017

Peace Hospice Fundraising~ A ‘Pounds for Pounds’ weight loss challenge and raffle raised over £8,000 for the Peace Hospice
~ Tanya May’s National Cupcake Day event raised £1,500 for the Alzheimer’s Society
~ A charity fun day organised by Danny Kerr in aid of Keech Hospice raised £5,065
~ Earthworks St Albans raised funds and awareness at their Summer Fair.
~ The St Albans International Organ Festival quiz night raised £193
~ Sandridge Primary School raised £6,200 at their Summer Festival
~ Mel Hardy’s charity event and London Marathon run raised £3,106 for Children with Cancer UK
~ Vincenzo raised £1,100 for Tenovus Cancer Care
~ Garden Fields School PTA raised a record-breaking £9,200 at their May Fair
~ Ben Delahunty’s raffle and London Marathon Run raised a total of £7,300 for Teens Unite
~ University of Hertfordshire Dance Battle Team raised £670 for the Make A Wish Foundation
~ David Adams’s charity event and London Marathon run raised £8,300 for Macmillan Cancer Support

2016

Affinity Water~ Sophia Mountford and colleagues at Affinity Water held an employee charity day that raised £4,212 for WaterAid
~ The Killigrew Primary School Christmas Fair raised over £3,000
~ Jenny Hehl organised a charity ball at Verulam Golf Club that raised £2,000 for Keech Children’s Hospice
~ St Michael’s Primary School raised £2,000 at their Christmas fair
~ Hertfordshire Society for the Blind‘s stall and raffle at the St Albans Christmas Market raised £1,800
~ Bernards Heath Junior School raised £1,834 from Christmas hampers to fund IT equipment
~ A charity ball raised £18,500 for the Riding for the Disabled Association
~ Marilyn Taylor and colleagues raised £5,000 for children’s services at West Herts Hospital Trust and Watford General Hospital
~ The staff at Debenhams Ottaway raised £2,430 for St Albans Galleries and Museums Trust and Mount Vernon Cancer Centre
~ St Michael’s Primary School raised £2,000 at their summer fair
~ Tom Clark’s channel swim raised £4,766.32 for Aspire
~ Tyler’s Playtime Ball raised £22,000 for The Tyler Stephen Reader Brighter Future Fund, in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity (GOSHCC)
~ A dinner dance funded a ‘hug’ for children at The Collett School
~ A fashion show and raffle raised £1,600 for Rennie Grove Hospice Care
~ Julia Fenton raised £1,006 at her Macmillan coffee morning
~ A Halloween party raised £1,050 for The Pug Dog Welfare and Rescue Association
~ The Midwives Do Charity Ball raised £1,000 for Myeloma UK
~ A local Theatre Night in aid of Oxfam raised £1,171
~ Felicitee Kew raised £396 for Teens Unite Fighting Cancer
~ £24,000 for Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice and North London Hospice was raised at a local golf day
~ A performance by the St Albans Rock Choir raised £1,390 for Home Start
~ The Camp School Summer Fair raised £2,000
~ Rachel Dines and NHS colleagues raised £650 to support the Holywell Neurological Rehabilitation Unit
~ A 1940s themed evening organised by Trude Leach raised £410 for the Peace Hospice
~ NCT St Albans and District raised a record-breaking £2,304
Toddlers-In Nursery School raised £520 at their coffee morning
~ A summer fair organised by the PTA at Sandridge School raised £4,600
~ The Redbourn Infant and Nursery School Summer Fayre raised £3,500
~ A fashion show in aid of Breast Cancer Now raised £1,480
~ Event Management students at The University of Hertfordshire raised £990 for Make-A-Wish UK
~ Ruth Gillespie organised a local event that raised 3,750 for MIND
~ The Coffee and Waffle Group raised £266 for the Downs Syndrome Association
~ Laura Garner and friends raised £2,434 for the Elimination of Leukaemia Fund

2015

~ The Windemere Primary School Christmas Fair raised £1,500
~ St Michael’s Primary School raised £600 for cycle and scooter pods
~ The TUI team raised £515 for the Family Holiday Association at their annual charity event
~ The Christmas Fair at St John Fisher Catholic Primary School raised £3,361
~ The St Albans Mums Refugee Appeal raised over £8,500 for Save the Children and MOAS (Migrant Offshore Aid Station)
~ Pupils at St Columba’s College raised £100 for CAFOD at their fashion show
~ Staff at Debenhams Ottaway in St Albans raised over £7,000 for Mind in Mid Herts and the St Albans Museums and Galleries Trust
~ The Lodge & Highfield Surgeries team raised £1,070 to purchase a defibrillator
~ A Supper Quiz organised by Caroline Oren and the Friends of Sam raised £2,465 for Peace Hospice Care
~ How Wood Primary School raised over £2,700 at their Summer Fayre
~ Emma Hart and Mandi Walshe raised £530 for The Haemophilia Society at a local Fun Day
~ Camp School raised £2,500 at their Summer Fair
~ Flower Pots Day Nursery raised £2,000 for The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital and The Danny Green Fund
St Michael’s Primary School raised £2,000 at their Summer Fair
~ A Jailbreak organised by Gina Vaccarella and colleagues raised £1,379 for Shelter
~ The Strawberry Fayre at Redbourn Infant and Nursery School raised £4,500
~ The Prae Wood School Association raised £7,220 at their Summer Fair for the school
Amy Heathfield~ Christina Silva raised £5,674 for Victim Support by organising a raffle and running the London Marathon
~ Ben Gittins and colleagues raised £950 for Keech Hospice Care at their fundraising day
~ A Spring Ball at Aldwickbury Golf Club in Harpenden in aid of Rennie Grove raised £6,000
~ Essendon Primary School raised £1,000 at their May Fair
~ A charity hockey match organised by Michelle Swift raised £284 for Myeloma UK
~ Carlie Bradley raised £4,000 for Beauty with a Purpose
~ Dan Beasley and colleagues raised £8,542 for the National Animal Welfare Trust in Watford
~ Angela Wilson and the volunteer events team at St Albans NCT raised £350 at their Cheeky Monkeys Tea Party
~ Sarah Hollands held a quiz night, ran the London Marathon and raised £2,326 for St. John Ambulance
~ Lisa Record raised £1,800 for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust during an event at Hemel FC
~ Amy Heathfield (pictured) raised £2,112 for the Mental Health Foundation through an auction and a London Marathon run
~ Ben Chiu raised £505 for TACT

Winter 2014

SASA~ Busy Bees Day Nursery in St Albans raised £315 for Action for Children at their Christmas Fete
~ The Christmas Fayre at How Wood Primary School raised £2,500
~ St Albans School Association held a quiz night that raised £1,655
~ Brett Holland and colleagues raised £1,200 for the ASOS Foundation in their Christmas raffle
~ The Little Elms Montessori Nursery raised £687 for new sensory equipment at their Christmas Children’s Fundraiser
~ The Social Committee at ABA Research raised £300 for Herts Against Cancer at their Christmas raffle
~ St Michael’s Primary School raised £300 at their Christmas Fair
St John Fisher Primary School raised £3,302 at their Christmas Fair
~ Rennie Grove raised £7,404 in their Christmas raffle

Autumn 2014

Cycling to raise money for Playskill~ Chris Lee and his friend Andy raised £11,625 for Playskill by cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats.
~ The Friends of Sandringham School raised £1,300 for their school and £200 for Help for Heroes at their Ball
~ Staff at Debenhams Ottaway in St Albans raised £350 at their quiz night in aid of The Willow Foundation and the St Albans Museums and Galleries Trust
~ Mind in Mid Herts raised £600 from raffle and ticket sales at a special performance of The Thrill of Love in St Albans
~ Supporters of Grace Muriel House, led by Gill Knifton, raised of £1,600 at their annual Bridge Drive
~ The team at Inn on the Park raised £187 for Macmillan Cancer Support at their annual coffee morning
~ Friends of Benington School held an auction of promises that raised £3,600

Summer 2014

Fundraising for Cancer Research~ A sponsored walk organised by Gemma Watling and friends raised £1,850 for Cancer Research
St Michael’s School PTA raised £2,200 at their Summer Fair
~ Emma and Damien Hart organised a Charity Fun Day that raised £1,800 for The Haemophilia Society
~ The Leverstock Green School Summer Fair raised nearly £3,000 for the school and Holy Trinity Church
~ An online auction organised by Danny Kerr raised £4,310 for Keech Hospice
~ Camp School raised over £2,300 at their Summer Fair
~ The Summer Fayre at How Wood Primary School raised £2,000
~ A fundraising event raised  over £1,500 for Hope For Justice
Kingsway Infant School raised over £1,200 at their Summer Fair
~ Essendon Primary School raised over £2,000 at their May Fayre
~ Prae Wood School raised over £6,500 at their Summer Fair
The Lea School Summer Fair raised over £1,800 to upgrade their library space and equip a food technology room

Spring 2014

A Question of Sport charity dinner~ Alex Guess raised £4,822 for Parkinson’s UK by having a tea party and running the London Marathon
~ Ben Chiu raised £930 for TACT
~ Hertstoppers Cheerleading Club raised £660
~ Cheryl Byrne and friends raised £3,085 for Peace Hospice Care at their Remembering Richard event
~ A Question of Sport dinner in St Albans raised £17,500 for Rennie Grove Hospice Care
~ Ellie Cooper raised £300 for The Meningitis Research Foundation
~ Rayden Solicitors’ Quiz Night raised £5,208 for Carers in Hertfordshire
~ Ellie McFarlane raised £1,000 for The Brain Tumour Charity at a local Shopping Evening
~ Julia Fenton’s Spa Shopping Evening raised £450 for Macmillan Cancer Support

Winter 2013

NCT~  Jenny Ayre raised £180 for the British Heart Foundation at her Christmas raffle
~  St Michael’s School PTA raised £2,288 at their Christmas Fair
~  The St Albans NCT team raised £100 for the National Childbirth Trust
~  Tanners Wood School raised £2,400 at their Christmas Fair
~  The Camp School raised £2,901 at their Christmas Fair
~  The Abbey School raised £3,800 for playground improvements at their Christmas Fair
~ The Jinglebell Jog & Reindeer Run raised £8,000 for Rennie Grove Hospice Care
~ Cheddington School raised £2,500 at their Christmas Market
~ The Yorke Mead School Christmas Fayre raised £1,300
~  Team 5 Stars at Loreto College raised £1,423 for Radio Verulam
~  St Adrian’s Primary School Christmas Fair raised £3,180 for playground improvements

Autumn 2013

Macmillan~ Julia Fenton (pictured) raised £1,625 for Macmillan Cancer Support
~ The St John Fisher School Christmas fair raised over £3,000 for essential equipment
~ Leverstock Green Primary School raised £4,000 for themselves and Holy Trinity Church
~ The Dragon’s Apprentice team from St Columba’s College students raised £1,400 for the St Albans Citizen’s Advice Bureau
~ Staff at Stevensons raised over £1,300 for Rennie Grove Hospice Care
~ Supporters of Grace Muriel House, led by Gill Knifton, raised a record total of £1,522 for the Home
~ ‘Team Macy‘ raised £1,602 for congenital heart defect research at The Royal Brompton Hospital
~ Royal Veterinary College students raised £220 for the Animal Care Trust
~ Tilly Martindale raised £12,500 for CLIC Sargent and Addenbrookes Hospital
~ Herts Belles raised £1,500 for the St Albans and Hertsmere Women’s Refuge
~ Emma and Damien Hart’s Charity Fun Day raised £1,580 for The Haemophilia Society
~ Kim Brewer’s disco and raffle raised £900 for Phabkids
~ Inn on the park raised £483 for Macmillan Cancer Support

Summer 2013

London Marathon

~ Michelle Simpson raised over £500 for Breakthrough Breast Cancer
~ Vicky Chapman and colleagues from the PWSA raised £6,900 for Prae Wood Primary School
~ Marc Silver and Jamie Sinclair ran the 2013 London Marathon and raised £11,278 for the Lymphoma Association
~ Jonathan Ling cycled from London to Paris and raised £1,535 for Great Ormond Street Hospital, Haven House Hospice and the Make a Wish Foundation
~ The St John Fisher School summer fair raised over £3,000 for the school
~ The Abbots Hill School ball raised over £13,000 for the school and St Francis Hospice
The Camp School in St Albans~ Leverstock Green Primary School raised £2,800 for themselves and their local church
~ The Camp School raised £2,275 at their summer fair
~ Hertfordshire Society for the Blind raised £300 from a raffle at the St Albans Half Marathon
~ Billy’s Wish raised £2,000 for anti-knife crime prevention at a Family Fun Day
~ Rob’s Festival raised £5,400 for the Rob Williams Enterprise Fund and Prince’s Trust

We supported local fundraising events for Royal Chelsea Hospital, St Michael’s School and Duchenne Dystrophy Campaign, The Camp School and Leverstock Green Primary School.

Spring 2013

Garden Fields School in St Albans~ Katie Plummer raised £1,460 for AgeUK and Youthnet
~ Vikki Pitt & Nicola Thomas organised a Dinner Dance that raised £9,604 for Maxwell Smith

We donated vouchers for The Prince’s Trust, Great Ormond Street, Shenley Primary School, One Life Watford, The Lymphoma Association, and Garden Fields school.

Winter 2012

We supported local fundraising events for Shenley Primary School, One Life Watford, The Lymphoma Association, Essendon Primary School and Cheddington Combined School.

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