About Us

The Wavendon Foundation is a registered charity founded by Sir John Dankworth and his wife, Dame Cleo Laine, while living in their Victorian rectory in Wavendon, Milton Keynes. The  Rectory’s large & beautiful garden  played a significant role in the charity’s early days.  It was the venue for a series of outdoor fund-raising concerts that were then its main source of income.  The charity is administered by a board of trustees who meet quarterly to consider applications for financial or other support.  None of the trustees receives remuneration from the trust. Read more about the charity’s history by following this link. 


Picnicking in the garden during the interval

‘Jazz on a Summer’s Day’ . Musician’s view

A lively performance by The Black Umfulosi