Rumble with the Agents raises £16,300 for Cherry Lodge Cancer Care

June 6, 2018

‘Rumble with the Agents’ has raised a fabulous £16,300 for Cherry Lodge Cancer Care. This annual white-collar charity boxing event was held on Thursday 24th May 2018 at The Holiday Inn Finchley Central, in association with Landlord Action and sponsored by Hamilton Fraser. The night saw ten property professionals, with little or no previous boxing experience ... 

Cherry Lodge Cancer Care AGM 2018

May 18, 2018

The Annual General Meeting of Cherry Lodge Cancer Care was held at Howard House, 23 Union Street, Barnet on Tuesday 15th May 2018. Margaret Clark, chairman of Cherry Lodge, opened the proceedings with a warm welcome to the assembled group of individuals – members, volunteers, therapists, staff, trustees and well wishers – who all have a ... 

Finding Hope on the Journey through Cancer

May 18, 2018

As is customary, the Cherry Lodge Cancer Care AGM, held this year on Tuesday 15th May 2018, was followed by  a short talk on a topic relating to the work of our charity. This year’s speaker was Janet Doyle Blunden, a patron of Cherry Lodge, who has been involved with the charity since its beginning. Her ... 

Cherry Lodge Spring Quiz 2018

May 6, 2018

There is no doubt at all that Cherry Lodge Cancer Care quizzes are getting better and better! If proof of this is needed, our 2018 Spring Quiz sold out within days of being first advertised. (The date of our Autumn Quiz is already fixed for 8th September.) On Saturday 5th May 2018, at the start of ... 

Post-Race Report on Cherry Lodge’s 2018 London Marathon Runners

April 24, 2018

Cherry Lodge Cancer Care had six successful runners in the 2018 London Marathon: Dee Churchill;  Emily Cole;  Mandy Gould;  Dominic Holmes;  Agnes McGarvey and Mike Todd. (Clicking on one of the names in blue will take you to that runner’s online fundraising page, which will stay open for a month after the event.) The, by now, almost statutory, post-marathon ... 

Dawn Ledgard’s Spring 2018 Clothes Sale

April 10, 2018

Customers at Dawn Ledgard’s Spring 2018 Clothes Sale, held at the Hadley Wood Association Centre on Monday 9th April 2018, needed an act of faith to believe that they would soon be able to leave their winter outfits in their wardrobes. However, believe they did, and a good number of ladies braved the rain to ... 

Cherry Lodge Easter Fair – an excellent event

March 29, 2018

The Cherry Lodge Cancer Care 2018 Easter Fair was held on Saturday 28th March at St James church, East Barnet and, as eggspected, this was an excellent seasonal event. The Fair was officially opened at 11am by children from Livingstone Primary School, who sang beautifully under the guidance of their teacher Rhianna F.. There was ... 

Swing and Rat Pack Night for Cherry Lodge

March 13, 2018

On Saturday 10th March 2018 the Holiday Inn at Elstree rocked to Cherry Lodge Cancer Care’s ‘Swing and Rat Pack Night’. Some 70 people had a truly great time at this very well organised fundraising event. Having been welcomed with a glass of Prosecco or fruit juice, people were able to participate in the splendid ... 

Big Half success – still time to sponsor Sarah!

March 5, 2018

Cherry Lodge Cancer Care is delighted to report that Sarah Finlay successfully completed the Big Half marathon for us on Sunday 4th March 2018. By Monday 5th March, she had raised an impressive £828 including Gift Aid and we at Cherry Lodge send our heartfelt thanks to Sarah and her sponsors. If you haven’t sponsored ... 

John Lewis Place to Eat – £840 for Cherry Lodge

March 1, 2018

Thank you from Cherry Lodge Cancer Care to John Lewis, Brent Cross for supporting us through their Community Matters scheme. Thank you also to the many customers at the store’s Place to Eat restaurant who put their green tokens into the Cherry Lodge Cancer Care container. Cherry Lodge fundraising coordinator Tina Papasavva went to the Brent Cross ... 

Psychobilly Kicks Back again – with an enormous cheque for Cherry Lodge

February 8, 2018

The Psychobilly crowd returned to the Fiddlers Elbow in Kentish Town on Saturday 3rd February 2018 for another hugely successful charity festival against cancer. Psychobilly Kicks Back is the brainchild of Cherry Lodge supporter Steve (Ginger) Meadham. This year’s line up included 10 first-rate bands – The Neutronz; The Intolerants; Howlin Bones; Wigsville Spliffs; Knocksville; ... 

Win for Cherry Lodge at the London Academy

February 8, 2018

Cherry Lodge Cancer Care sends a big thank you to Alexandra, Sena, Andra, Mandy, Nawal, Jessica, Asiy and other members of 8C at the London Academy in Edgware. Form 8c came out top at this year’s First Give Charity Event at the school, winning £1,000 for Cherry Lodge in the final as well as raising ... 

Coffee Bean Festive Hamper Draw

December 29, 2017

As in previous years, a mammoth festive hamper was very generously provided by the Coffee Bean as a wonderful Christmas prize to be raffled in aid of Cherry Lodge Cancer Care. The draw took place in the cafe on Saturday 23rd December 2017. The hamper, containing items worth around £100, was won by Doug and Hazel ... 

Schoolchildren’s Carols for Cherry Lodge

December 14, 2017

Thank you very much indeed to all the Barnet schoolchildren (and their teachers) who raised money for Cherry Lodge Cancer Care this year by singing carols so beautifully in The Spires Shopping Centre on Wednesday 6th and Wednesday 13th December 2017. Singing for us on the 6th, when the weather was fairly kind, were children from ... 

Volunteers Christmas Party 2017

December 6, 2017

Cherry Lodge Cancer Care relies on volunteers to work alongside staff members to provide its wide range of information and support services to people affected by cancer. Our annual Volunteers Christmas Party was held at Howard House on Tuesday 5th December 2017. Some 50 people attended, including a good cross section of volunteers, from admin helpers, ... 

Cherry Lodge Christmas Fair 2017

December 4, 2017

Once again, Cherry Lodge Cancer Care held its annual Christmas Fair at what is becoming our favourite venue, St James Church, New Barnet. In the planning stages, a lot of thought went into how to improve the layout of our stalls in this large space and it certainly paid off. There was much more room ... 

Dawn Ledgard Autumn 2017 Fashion Sale

October 25, 2017

It was a lovely Autumn day for Dawn Ledgard’s twice yearly Clothes Sale at the Hadley Wood Association Centre on Wednesday 25th October 2017. Fashion-loving ladies turned out in good numbers to supplement their wardrobes at the start of the new season. As always, Dawn was offering an extensive range of ‘beautiful clothes at amazing prices!’. ... 

Pink Tombola in The Spires

October 22, 2017

On 21st October 2017, Cherry Lodge Cancer Care once again put up its Pink Barrow Tombola stall in The Spires Shopping Centre in Barnet. The purpose was not only to draw attention to national Breast Cancer Awareness Month but also to raise funds for the charity. The stall was decorated with pink banqueting roll and ... 

Barn Dance at Arkley

October 19, 2017

On Saturday 14th October 2017 the village hall in Arkley was alive with Cherry Lodge friends and families having a fun time dancing, jigging and foot tapping. It was lovely to see a whole range of ages in the room and almost everyone took part in the dancing. The music was provided by the Ivel Valley ... 

Eat, Sing and be Merry!

September 27, 2017

Supporters of Cherry Lodge Cancer Care helped raise funds for our charity on Sunday 17th September 2017 by taking up the invitation to ‘Eat, Sing and be Merry’ at North Enfield Conservative Club. Thank you very much indeed to Meriel for organising the event, which raised a very welcome £500, and also to the King ... 

Soulstice Payback 2017 – two huge cheques!

August 28, 2017

Following tradition, August Bank Holiday Sunday 2017 was Summer Soulstice Big Payback Day for Cherry Lodge Cancer Care. However, this year’s event at the Black Horse in Barnet was even more special than usual. As well as being able to enjoy a great selection of music, food and drink, supporters of the festival and our ... 

An Evening of Poetry and Music

July 25, 2017

This Cherry Lodge Cancer Care event on Saturday 22nd July 2017 was a great success, with people braving the rain to come to be entertained with an evening of poetry and song. Despite the weather there was standing room only as well over thirty people packed the ground floor of Howard House. Each poet initially read ... 

Summer Festival on Barnet Church Green

July 9, 2017

On Saturday 8th July 2017, a good crowd flocked to the Summer Festival held on the Green outside St John the Baptist Church in Barnet. The weather could not have been better and the Festival was very well organised indeed. Proceeds from the stalls and other attractions are to be divided between the church and ... 

Hope and Glory Charity Brunch 2017

July 4, 2017

On Sunday 2nd July 2017, Norman and Myra Goldberg once again opened their lovely house and magnificent garden to hold their annual charity brunch in support of Cherry Lodge Cancer Care and Parkinson’s UK. It was a beautiful summer’s day, so this year, unlike in some previous years, people were able to enjoy the outside ... 

Borehamwood Families Day 2017

July 4, 2017

In the run up to the 2017 Borehamwood Families Day, we were told by Terry Forster, assistant manager of Cherry Lodge Cancer Care’s Borehamwood charity shop, that this is a day that she always really looks forward to – and with good reason! This year’s event, part of the Elstree & Borehamwood Civic Festival, was held ... 

Summer Soulstice 2017 – another great day!

June 25, 2017

Cherry Lodge Cancer Care thanks everyone who helped make the 2017 Summer Soulstice festival in Barnet such a great day out for all the family. Unlike the extreme heat which engulfed everybody on the actual solstice day, the weather for the annual Soulstice event, held on Saturday 24th June at the Old Elizabethans’ grounds, was mostly ... 

Blue Hills Open Garden

June 6, 2017

The weather was not perfect on Sunday 4th June 2017 but it was good enough for around 150 supporters of Cherry Lodge Cancer Care to take up Anne Bickel’s invitation to look around her wonderful garden in Arkley. The Blue Hills Garden Open Day was a great success, raising a good sum of money to ... 

Thank You to Cherry Lodge Volunteers

June 3, 2017

Volunteers are hugely important to Cherry Lodge Cancer Care and this fact was recognised at the special Thank You Tea Party held at Howard House on Friday 2nd June 2017. The event was organised by Yvonne Shield, CL’s Volunteer Coordinator, with Margaret, Fiona and Tina also on hand to thank the volunteers. Without its many volunteer ... 

Cherry Lodge’s 2017 Spring Quiz

May 8, 2017

On Saturday 6th May 2017, Cherry Lodge Cancer Care hosted another of its by now world famous quiz evenings. Held at the very welcoming church hall of Mary Immaculate and St Peter’s in Somerset Road, this Spring Quiz was attended by the intelligentsia (96 of them) of many different countries. The tickets for this evening ... 

Cherry Lodge Easter Craft Fair

April 11, 2017

On Saturday 8th April 2017, Cherry Lodge Cancer Care held its (early) Easter Craft Fair at what has become our venue of choice, namely St James’ Church, East Barnet. The weather, with wall-to-wall sunshine, certainly helped make this a most enjoyable and cheerful event with Bugs Bunny standing outside and encouraging people to come to the ...