Donation from Potters Bar Rotary Club

July 27, 2018

On Tuesday 24th July 2018, the Rotary Club of Potters Bar handed over a cheque for £500 to help Cherry Lodge Cancer Care continue to provide its much needed, free information and support services for people affected by cancer. This very welcome donation included nearly £300 raised by Rotarian John Godfrey and his wife Lyn, who ... 

Barnet children bake and sell cakes for Cherry Lodge

July 24, 2018

A group of Barnet children got together to put on a very successful fundraising cake sale at The Spires on Saturday 21st July 2018. The sale, which raised a very useful £135.13, was organised to raise money for Cherry Lodge Cancer Care to help recompense for the £45,000+ stolen in the dreadful burglary after this ... 

Longdean School pupils support Cherry Lodge

July 24, 2018

Cherry Lodge Cancer Care sends special thanks to the pupils of Franklin House at Longdean School in Hemel Hempstead for choosing us to be their House Charity for the year. On Friday, 20th July 2018, Cherry Lodge’s Vice Chair, Sarah Armitage, went to the Headteacher’s Assembly at the school and received a very welcome cheque for ... 

Order of Mercy for Freddy

July 17, 2018

On Monday 16th July 2018, Freddy Kater, one of Cherry Lodge Cancer Care’s longest serving volunteers, went to Mansion House in the City of London to receive the badge of the Order of Mercy. This very prestigious award for voluntary service is granted by The League of Mercy, a UK registered charity that was re-founded on ... 

Danceathon and Coffee Bean present their big cheque for £4,582

July 16, 2018

Post updated on July 24, 2018 The final total raised jointly by pupils of Highstone Dance Academy at their Danceathon on 12th July 2018 (see below) and associated fundraising by the Coffee Bean coffee shop, plus Gift Aid, reached a fantastic £4,582. Our featured photograph (right) celebrates the handing over of a big cheque for the ... 

A Taste of the Caribbean

July 11, 2018

Over the years, Myra and Norman Goldberg have gained a well-deserved reputation for being brilliant party hosts. They are also committed supporters of Cherry Lodge Cancer Care and their big annual fundraising events have raised a substantial amount of money for us. Not surprisingly, there were plenty of takers for their invitation to join them ... 

2018 Families Day at Borehamwood

July 1, 2018

The sun shone brightly on Saturday 30th June 2018 for this year’s fun-filled Families Day at Borehamwood, part of Elstree and Borehamwood’s Annual Civic Festival. As usual, the event was held at Meadow Park and people of all ages flocked there to enjoy the attractions, which included free fairground rides, arena acts and more. There ... 

Ladies Lunch at Old Ford Manor Golf Club

June 29, 2018

The midsummer lunchtime fundraising event put on by Cherry Lodge Cancer Care at Old Ford Manor Golf Club on Wednesday 28th June 2018 was an excellent opportunity for local ladies to lunch with friends while raising money for Cherry Lodge’s many free services for people affected by cancer. It was a beautiful sunny day and the ... 

Burglary at Soulstice HQ – over £45,000 stolen

June 26, 2018

Word is spreading fast about the terrible burglary at Soulstice HQ on Sunday 24th June 2018. Cherry Lodge is being kept informed of all developments. Updates will be posted here and on the Summer Soulstice website. UPDATE (28th June 2018):  Summer Soulstice has now set up a crowd funding page to receive donations to help compensate ... 

Summer Soulstice 2018 – another splendid festival!

June 26, 2018

The report included below was written by our roving reporter, Freddy Kater, before Cherry Lodge Cancer Care received the terrible news that £45,000 has been stolen from Summer Soulstice HQ. Click here for more information on the burglary or visit the Summer Soulstice website for further information and updates. Summer Soulstice 2018 After five months of intense ... 

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

June 21, 2018

As reported previously, Cherry Lodge Cancer Care was the charity chosen to benefit from this year’s Rumble with the Agents, the biggest white-collar boxing event for the property industry. Please click here to read our full report on the event, which was held on Thursday 24th May 2018 at The Holiday Inn Finchley Central, in ... 

Rumble with the Agents supporting 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 ...