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 ... 

Dawn Ledgard’s Spring 2017 Clothes Sale

April 4, 2017

The sun shone brightly for Dawn Ledgard’s Spring 2017 Clothes Sale, held at the Hadley Wood Association Centre on Monday 3rd April. This was a great opportunity for ladies who had grown tired of their winter wardrobes to add some stylish new garments for the spring and summer. As at all Dawn’s sales, customers were ... 

Magic of Motown Ball – a ReSOUNDing success

March 21, 2017

On 18th March 2017, Cherry Lodge Cancer Care held its Magic of Motown Ball at the Elstree Holiday Inn. This fundraising event had been in the planning for well over a year and the incredibly hard work by Tina and her team certainly paid off. The very smartly dressed audience added sparkle to the beautifully decorated ... 

Psychobilly Kicked Back – and how!

February 13, 2017

‘Psychobilly Kicks Back Against Cancer’ was the brainchild of Ginger Meadham, who realised that he was well placed to raise a great sum of money for Cherry Lodge Cancer Care. With his contacts and expertise, Ginger put on a truly memorable psychobilly music festival to raise funds for us. The event was held on Saturday ... 

Coffeee Bean CL Christmas Raffle Winners

December 21, 2016

A big seasonal thank you from Cherry Lodge Cancer Care to the proprietors of The Coffee Bean cafe in The Spires for giving us the proceeds of their 2016 Christmas Raffle. The raffle was drawn on Saturday 17th December and raised a wonderful £352 to help fund Cherry Lodge’s many services. The first prize, a large ... 

Schools Carol Singing for Cherry Lodge

December 15, 2016

Cherry Lodge Cancer Care sends a big thank you to all the schoolchildren, teaching staff and Cherry Lodge volunteer bucket shakers (silent!) who turned out this year to sing festive music and collect money for us. Between them they raised a wonderful £908.16 to help pay for our information and support services for people affected ... 

Snow White by the London Pantomimers

December 14, 2016

Thank you very much indeed to the London Pantomimers for supporting Cherry Lodge Cancer Care by fundraising for us at their brilliant production of Snow White from 1st to 10th December 2016 at the Intimate Theatre in Palmers Green. The total raised was a very gratefully received £1030. From the moment the curtains went up to ... 

Shopping and Christmas Lunch for Ladies

December 8, 2016

A very enjoyable Ladies’ Shopping and Lunch event was put on by events organisers One @ & Only at The Penridge Suite in Bowes Road, London N11 on Thursday 1st December 2016. This event gave people a great opportunity to catch up with friends, browse and shop for Christmas gifts and other items from an ... 

Barnet Street Fair – a busy day at the CL shop

December 4, 2016

Barnet’s annual pre-Christmas Street Fair was held on Sunday 4th December 2016 and, once again, the weather could not have been better. The beautiful blue sky and bright sunlight enticed thousands of adults, children and assorted canines out of their warm houses into the streets to create a most festive atmosphere. Numerous charities, including the Wood ... 

Festive Fair for Christmas 2016

November 28, 2016

Cherry Lodge Cancer Care held its annual Christmas Fair – this year given the eye-catching new name of ‘Festive Fair’ – on Saturday 26th November 2016. For the second year running, this popular event was held at St James Church in East Barnet. For those who were unaware that it was taking place, a more ... 

Lights of Love 2016

November 21, 2016

On Sunday, 20th November at 4.30 pm the bandstand outside the Spires Shopping Centre became the focus of this year’s Cherry Lodge Lights of Love. This reflective event could not be held inside because of the extensive refurbishment that is currently transforming the Spires. There were some logistical problems with the lights but these were ... 

Steven Hargreaves’ Morpeth to Newcastle Marathon

November 8, 2016

On Sunday 30th October 2016, Steven Hargreaves ran the brand new Morpeth to Newcastle (M2N) marathon to raise money to help fund Cherry Lodge Cancer Care’s information and support services. Steve chose to take part in this event to celebrate his fortieth birthday and because he is a friend of Alex Woods and his wife Ann-Marie. ... 

Bollywood Extravaganza!

October 31, 2016

This Indian-themed evening, held during the Hindu festival of Diwali, was a new and very enjoyable fundraising venture for Cherry Lodge Cancer Care. On Saturday 29th October 2016, Bollywood came to Mary Immaculate and St Peter’s church hall in Somerset Road, New Barnet! Under the expert guidance of members of the professional dance company Bollywood Vibes, ... 

Dawn Ledgard’s Autumn 2016 Clothes Sale

October 26, 2016

Dawn Ledgard’s Autumn 2016 Clothes Sale, held on Wednesday 26th October at the Hadley Wood Association Centre, gave fashion-loving local ladies another very welcome opportunity to add new, seasonal garments to their wardrobes. As always, there was an extensive range of ‘beautiful clothes at amazing prices!’ on offer. Customers went home happy with their pick of ... 

Pink Barrow Tombola 2016

October 16, 2016

On 15th October 2016, visitors to The Spires Shopping Centre in Barnet were greeted by a sea of pink. The occasion was Cherry Lodge Cancer Care’s popular Pink Barrow Tombola, which is held each year on an October Saturday to mark national Breast Cancer Awareness month. In previous years, we have been fortunate to have an ... 

Thames Path Walk – a great success for Alex!

September 13, 2016

Congratulations and a huge thank you to Alex Woods for successfully completing his 184-mile, 8-day Thames Path walk on behalf of Cherry Lodge Cancer Care. This was a huge achievement for Alex – and it is not too late to show your support! Alex’s JustGiving page at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/TheThamesTrek will stay open for several weeks after the ... 

Cherry Lodge Autumn Quiz 2016

September 12, 2016

Cherry Lodge’s Autumn Quiz, held on Saturday 20th September 2016 at Mary Immaculate & St Peter’s Church Hall in  New Barnet, proved as popular as ever. Our regular quiz setters, David and Maureen Southon (see photo 1, below) successfully teased the brains of the eleven teams of eight who gathered together to enjoy the friendly competition. ... 

Soulstice 10 Big Payback – £40,000 for Cherry Lodge

August 29, 2016

Following on from this year’s hugely successful Summer Soulstice 10, a good crowd of people gathered at the Black Horse pub in Barnet on Bank Holiday Sunday, 28th August 2016 for the customary Big Payback event. As well as being an opportunity to enjoy great music from DJ James Anthony, food from the barbecue and ... 

Hope and Glory Brunch 2016

August 22, 2016

On Sunday 21st August 2016, the last day of the Rio Olympic Games, Myra (at left in photo 1, below) and Norman (at left in featured photo, right) held a most memorable ‘Hope and Glory Brunch in their wonderful house and garden. As in previous years this most enjoyable event was held to raise money ... 

Soulstice delivers small cheque for a large sum

August 5, 2016

Three members of the Soulstice crew paid an important visit to the Cherry Lodge centre on Thursday 4th August 2016 to deliver a cheque for the proceeds from the very successful Summer Soulstice 10, held on Saturday 25th June 2016. Our photograph, right, shows Cherry Lodge chairman, Dr Margaret Clark, receiving a ‘small cheque’ (i.e., a ... 

Herts XI v Spurs Legends in football fundraiser

August 1, 2016

Cherry Lodge is benefiting once again from the proceeds of a football fixture between Herts XI and a team of Spurs Legends. Organised by John Murphy of Finchpalm, this popular annual sporting event took place on Friday 22nd July 2016 at Boreham Wood FC, with proceeds being shared by Cherry Lodge Cancer Care and Borehamwood ... 

Cherry Lodge at Borehamwood Families Day

July 5, 2016

Staff and volunteers from Cherry Lodge Cancer Care’s Borehamwood shop worked hard to ensure that our charity was well represented at this year’s Borehamwood Families Day. Thank you to Terry Forster (Borehamwood assistant manager, see photo 1 below), shop volunteers Diana Rab, Shirley Kempton, Val Jones and Joan Wise, who manned our tables, and everyone ...