The Friends of Cannizaro Park (FoCP) is a registered charity, working for the maintenance and improvement of the Park for the benefit of the community. We’re a small committee of trustees and many dedicated volunteers who give up their time to ensure that the park remains a jewel in Wimbledon’s crown, a haven for wildlife and an attraction for all its many visitors.

If you would like to know more about the Friends, our aims, opportunities for volunteering and the events we organise, and how to get involved or support us please look at the sections below or visit our Volunteering page.


The FoCP annual subscription is £15 a year for an individual, £25 for a two person household, and £50 for corporate membership. You can join through our WebCollect membership system, which allows you to pay securely and also to tell us how much or little you would like to hear from us.

The payment options within the membership system are: GoCardless or Bank Transfer.

Using GoCardless reduces our administrative work as it is directly linked to the membership system. But if you use Bank Transfer we can also automatically match your payments to your membership if you use the unique bank reference you can find on your WebCollect personal account page above your name.

As a registered charity we can collect Gift Aid on your subscription and increase the benefit by 25%. If you are a UK taxpayer please consider completing the Gift Aid form which can be found on the Donate Page.

Clicking the green WebCollect button below will take you to our online membership system, where you can join swiftly and securely.

Joining online is quick and easy. However, if you would prefer to join off-line or if you would welcome support, you can contact us in the following ways:

The Trustees of The Friends of Cannizaro Park

As of May 2022, the leadership team of the Friends is as follows:

Chair & Trustee:
Catherine Nelson
Trustee & Treasurer:
Simon Ingall
Trustee & Secretary:
Pit Rink
Trustee (Horticulture):
Jane Watkins
Trustee (Park Volunteers):
Anne Peacock
Trustee (Membership):
Jeremy Lumbers
Trustee (Fundraising):
Anna Watkin
Trustee (Legal Affairs):
Caroline Newsholme
Trustee (Events):
Liza Llewellyn
Trustee (Marketing):
Cathy Townsend


The FoCP regularly reviews its Privacy Policy, in line with best practice. You can view the latest Friends Of Cannizaro Park Privacy Policy here.
Privacy Policy

Annual General Meeting

The AGM 2022 will be held on Sunday 12th June at 7.30pm at Hotel du Vin.

The AGM 2021 was held on Monday 7th June by videoconference at 7pm.

2022 AGM Documents

Click here to view the 2022 AGM Agenda
Click here to view the 2021 AGM Minutes

Click here to view the Trustees' Report and the Financial Statements


The Friends of Cannizaro Park is a registered charity, Number 1160982

The current Constitution was adopted at our 2019 AGM and has been updated in 2021. It can be seen here with supporting Rules.

Remembering founding member of the Friends, Eveline Hastings (1933-2019)

Born in Highgate, North London, Eveline went on to study at the prestigious Wimbledon School of Art. Despite a flair for ceramics, she settled on painting, working as both a professional artist and art tutor throughout her accomplished career.

Evidenced by her work with adults with special needs, and her authoring a book on art for disabled people, Eveline was passionate about helping the community. While living in the Wimbledon area back in 1996, she was the leader of a sub-committee of the local residents’ association regarding park-related matters. Her involvement led to her receiving a grant from that association to set up the Friends, becoming our first ever Chairperson. Thanks to her dedication, the group slowly began to restore the park to its former glory.

Eveline eventually relocated to the Suffolk countryside, but at Cannizaro, her legacy lives on — not only in the work that we do, but in her exquisite paintings of the park itself.

Eveline Hastings, Founder of the Friends of Cannizaro Park


We always welcome new members and volunteers to help The Friends of Cannizaro Park.


We are a charity and rely on donations. All donations are very welcome.