Each year the Wells Carnival Committee donate funds towards good causes based in Wells-next-the Sea.  This year the following organisations were recipients:


TS Eliza Adams is part of The Sea Cadet Corps, jointly sponsored by Marine Society &Sea Cadets and The Royal Navy. We give young people a new perspective, broaden their horizons and create possibilities. Working across the UK with 14,000 young people between 10 and 18, Sea Cadets help them see the world with confidence, gained through the challenge of nautical adventure and a Royal Navy ethos. Our aim is to help more young people to see the future that they want – and make that future happen.

Wells Sea Cadets opened in September 2017 and meets at Alderman Peel High School. We currently have 38 cadets attending, supported by an enthusiastic team of dedicated volunteers. We are looking for more adult help – if you are interested and available please contact us.

The recent grant from Wells Carnival has enabled us to purchase 3 VHF marine radios which are needed for our waterborne activities in the harbour.

The unit is open Thursday from 6.45 pm to 9 pm for Juniors and Sea Cadets and the first Saturday of each month 9.45pm to 4pm for Sea Cadets only. Visit: or email or ring 07889 136430 to find out how you can join.


Although only formed at the beginning of 2019 the Wells Mens Shed, which is a not for profit community group, has achieved a lot in its first year of operation.

It is widely accepted that when men come together to connect, converse and create, they stay healthier for longer, both mentally and physically, thereby improving their general wellbeing. The Wells Men’s Shed is about social connections and friendship building, sharing skills and knowledge, and of course a lot of laughter. Members work on individual projects and come together to work on community based projects and share their skills over a cuppa. This year we have helped over 20 community good causes including the Community Hospital, the Library, Coastwatch, The Maltings and our hosts The Wells and Walsingham Light Railway.

At the moment we own the Shed but have no electricity but we are planning to install a solar power solution so that our carbon footprint is minimal. We make rustic wooden items such as planters, bird boxes etc from old pallets using traditional carpentry techniques. These items are sold to help cover our operational costs.

The Award kindly provided by the Carnival Committee and supporters will be spent on our Public Liability and Contents Insurance for 2020 which secures our operation for the next 12 months.

If you’d like more information please visit us at:, phone us on 07486 524603 or email us at


The clubs plays on the excellent green at the junction of Clubb’s Lane and Mill Road and is open to all comers.  Beginners and visitors are especially welcome at the Wednesday afternoon sessions when tuition can be given.  These sessions usually begin on the first Wednesday in May.  The club team plays in the Fakenham League and the Challenge Cup of that league.  The team won the cup this year (2019) after a very closely fought final with Fakenham Private.  Our annual Carnival tournament is always very well attended and was a particularly jolly occasion this year.  Many bowlers visit year on year and it is always a pleasure to welcome them.

The generous grant of £200 from the Carnival Committee was very welcome.  Along with money collected at the tournament, the club was able to purchase a cordless hedge trimmer.

Contact:  Mrs Do Powell   email:  Tel:  01328 711797


Many thanks to carnival for our £200 donation towards replacement racquets for juniors. Thanks to an amazing offer we secured all of these for exactly £200 which means when juniors want to learn to play tennis they can borrow one of our racquets, we even have a couple of tiny ones for four year olds.

Junior coaching and fun sessions will start again in the Spring,  check out our website or keep your eyes open for posters around the town and details in The Quay magazine.

Adult coaching and club sessions continue all year and we invite players and would be players of all standards to come along, details on our website…..and yes we do have adult size racquets available to borrow as well as juniors


Wells United Charities was established for the relief of poverty. It is able to support individuals and organisations, particularly the elderly, infirm and unwell; also young people wanting to progress their education.
Application forms are available, for support with fuel costs or education, and can be downloaded from our website They are also available from David Jagger’s Pharmacy, Staithe Street, Wells. Alternatively contact our Chair, Cheryl Crawford on 07432256006 or via email:


Alderman Peel High School – towards their annual Academic Success Awards Ceremony –

Alderman Peel High School – Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme – Cost of triangias, tents, roll mats, sleeping bags & rucksacks to enable disadvantaged students to participate in D of E award –

Bench replacement, Greenway Lane – funds towards cost to place a bench at the end of Greenway Lane (with recycled plastic version) which was dedicated to Vera Spella and damaged beyond repair.

Elsmith Bowls Club – towards maintaining their green – Gales Court, Wells-next-the-Sea, England NR23 1DN

Heritage House  – funds towards replacing their dilapidated wheelchairs –

Homes for Wells – To provide & install a gate to ensure cars cannot drive into the area designated as a childrens play area at the Old School House –

Little Fishes – towards additional wooden toys and storage boxes –

Nelson Rural Scout Group – to assist with providing equipment for their kitchen –

Polka Day Care Ltd – Purchase paper, paints & craft materials –

Runners-next-the-Sea  – to assist with annual expenses –

 St Nicholas Church – to assist with funding replacement music copies of hymn books and also replacement hymn books –

Wells ChristmasTide Festival/Lighting – Towards new lights for town –

Wells CoastWatch – towards the £100k needed to refurbish the Watchstation –

Wells Community Theatre Group – towards costs for the community play in aid of St Nicholas Church Restoration Appeal –

Wells Fire Station Social Club – New running machine for Crew –

Wells Friendship Group – Rent for year and guest speakers

Wells Methodist Church – to purchase small foldup tables –

Wells Nelson Club – Towards costs of speakers to entertain during the year –

Wells Primary & Nursery School – towards a science in schools show –

Wells Primary & Nursery PFA – funding for a replacement candyfloss machine to assist with their fundraising –


If any club/organisation, based in Wells, would like to add their details to this page, free of charge, please email: for further information