For many people, the time when treatment has finished can be very challenging. While trying to find your way back into the life you had before your treatment, you may also be dealing with ongoing side effects from treatment and be seeking to regain self esteem and confidence. We call this a time for ‘facing the challenge of change’.

To help people during this challenge, Cherry Lodge sometime organises special events or outings. These can provide an opportunity for members to take the first step towards taking back control and moving forward in a safe and supportive environment which encourages social interaction.

Live Life Live Well – a fun and upbeat day!

May 24, 2017

The ‘Life Life Live Well’ event held by Cherry Lodge Cancer Care on Monday 15th May 2017 certainly lived up to its promise to be fun and upbeat as well as informative and useful. This second Cherry Lodge ‘healthy living day’ was held at Barnet Multicultural Centre (BMCC) in Hendon and was sponsored by Macmillan ... 

Thank you to Mina – CL’s original information nurse!

May 9, 2017

Starting in 1996, Mina Fraenza-West was Cherry Lodge Cancer Care’s first information nurse. She stayed at CL for nearly seven years and during this time witnessed a huge increase in the number of people seeking help and joining as members. Mina helped establish the charity and was instrumental in its success. Compared with the current ... 

Members’ Walk around Bloomsbury

November 28, 2016

On Saturday 5th November 2016, a group of Cherry Lodge members and volunteers enjoyed a most interesting guided walk around Bloomsbury. Thank you once again to Michael King, a CL volunteer befriender and experienced London tour guide, for providing his professional services free of charge. Thank you also to Yvonne, for organising the outing, and ... 

Irene’s Tea Party donation

July 8, 2016

Our photo shows Cherry Lodge member Irene Glanfield handing over a big cheque for £515 to Cherry Lodge’s Macmillan cancer information nurse Fiona Kiddle. Irene raised the money by holding a tea party in Digswell village church hall on 28th May 2016. She started planning the event while having chemo – and what started as a ... 

Milly Day 2016 – a treat for Cherry Lodge members

June 26, 2016

On Tuesday 21st June 2016, the longest day of the year, Cherry Lodge was treated to a Milly Day outing. The Milly Days charity gives ‘people who are in need of some peace and a chance to recharge’ the opportunity to spend a sponsored day at a beautiful riverside property in Buckinghamshire. This was the ... 

Live Life, Live Well – a healthy living day

May 23, 2016

‘Live Life, Live Well’ was a very informative and enjoyable ‘healthy living day’ put on by Cherry Lodge Cancer Care at Barnet Multicultural Community Centre (BMCC) in Hendon. This ticket-only, free event, held on Monday 16th May 2016, was attended by more than 90 people. The aim of the day – organised by Cherry Lodge’s nurses, ... 

Cherry Lodge Cancer Care AGM 2016

May 11, 2016

Cherry Lodge Cancer Care held its 2016 Annual General Meeting at the newly renovated Cherry Lodge Centre, Howard House, on Tuesday 10th May. The meeting was attended by a cross-section of members, volunteers, staff, trustees and patrons, all with a shared interest in the charity’s well-being. Dr Margaret Clark, chairman of the trustees, began with a ... 

Easter Egg raffle draw 2016

March 15, 2016

On account of the imminent building work and temporary relocation of Cherry Lodge services, our annual Easter Egg raffle was drawn a week early this year – at members’ drop-in on Tuesday 15th March 2016. As usual, the prize was a beautiful chocolate egg from The Chocolate Shop at Cockfosters. The draw was made by Brenda ... 

Lights of Love – an event to remember

November 30, 2015

On Sunday 29th November 2015, Cherry Lodge Cancer Care held its annual Lights of Love event in The Spires Shopping Centre, Barnet. Fortunately for us, the Spires’ management had kindly allowed the use of an empty shop, which made life a lot easier and kinder as the wind was fierce and the rain cold and ... 

Afternoon of American Song and Swing

September 23, 2015

On 22nd September 2015, singer Chirag Goyate presented an afternoon of delightful music to Cherry Lodge members, volunteers and their friends. We first met Chirag in July when he sang with the band that gave us New York, New York, an evening of music from the Big Band era and American Songbook. Getting him back to ... 

Milly Day for Cherry Lodge Members

July 24, 2015

Cherry Lodge Cancer Care sends a big thank you to Milly Days for making Thursday 23rd July 2015 a special day for a group of our members. The Milly Days charity gives ‘people who are in need of some peace and a chance to recharge’ the opportunity to spend a sponsored day at a wonderful riverside ... 

Guided Walk around Soho

June 23, 2015

A friendly group of Cherry Lodge members and volunteers enjoyed a most interesting walk around Soho on Friday 19th June 2015. The walk was led by Michael King, a volunteer befriender at Cherry Lodge who is also an experienced professional tour guide. Many thanks to Michael for sharing his knowledge and for giving his time ... 

Cherry Lodge Annual Lecture 2015

May 13, 2015

The 2015 Cherry Lodge Annual Lecture followed on immediately after the 2015 Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 12th May. This year’s speaker was Alison Hibberd, Carers Service Manager at Barnet Carers Centre, who proved to be an excellent choice with her very interesting and informative talk on ‘Services from Barnet Carers Centre’. Over the years, Cherry Lodge ... 

Cherry Lodge AGM 2015

May 13, 2015

Cherry Lodge Cancer Care held its 2015 Annual General Meeting at Howard House on Tuesday 12th May. The meeting was attended by a cross section of interested parties: members, volunteers, staff, trustees and patrons. Dr Margaret Clark, chairman of the trustees, began with a few words of welcome, which were followed by formal approval of  ... 

Easter Egg Raffle Draw

April 1, 2015

The much anticipated 2015 Cherry Lodge Easter Egg Raffle Draw took place at Members’ Drop In on Tuesday 31st March. The fundraising aspect of the raffle was a great success – but things did not go completely to plan. The following are some interesting facts. 1. Easter falls on the first Sunday after the first full ... 

Applause for John Churchill – and thanks!

March 3, 2015

John Churchill, a member of Cherry Lodge, successfully ran the 10k London Winter Run on Sunday 1st February 2015. The run, organised by Cancer Research UK, followed a very scenic route, starting at the London Eye and passing St Paul’s cathedral and Tower Hill. John raised £1,720 for Cherry Lodge, with a lot of the money ... 

Ovarian group pre-Christmas get-together

January 5, 2015

Our festive photo shows members of the Cherry Lodge Ovarian Support Group enjoying each other’s company and having a good time at their pre-Christmas get-together. The event was held in the Andy Weekes Room at the CL centre and featured a take-away Thai meal and a specially chosen Secret Santa gift for everyone.    

Cherry Lodge Blanket Draw

December 24, 2014

Raffle tickets for the Cherry Lodge blanket had been on sale since early October, so there was a good degree of excitement when, at long last, the draw for this lovely, hand-crafted item was made, on 23rd December 2014, at the last members’ drop-in before Christmas. Judge Len Goodman (of Strictly Come Dancing fame ) has ... 

Lights of Love 2014

November 24, 2014

When we assembled for this year’s ‘Lights of Love’, held at The Spires on Sunday 23rd November 2014, it hardly seemed a year since Theresa Villiers last switched on the lights, a young girl sang with great confidence and the November weather was miserable. There was nothing miserable about this year’s event. The urn heated up ... 

Cherry Lodge Blanket ready to raffle

October 2, 2014

This lovely blanket – composed of knitted squares, some plain and some striped but all toning beautifully to produce a harmonious whole – was produced by a group of members who took up their needles to knit together for an hour or so after Tuesday drop-ins. With many thanks to Kathryn Ehrich, whose brainchild it was, ... 

Members see England win at Wembley

September 13, 2014

Thanks to the generosity of Tradition Financial Services, four Cherry Lodge members – Nigel Francis, Tony Scully, Richard Fielden and Harry Francis – were able to take up an opportunity to enjoy a VIP evening of hospitality and football at Wembley Stadium. Their donated tickets, worth £1,000 each, were for the evening of Wednesday 3rd ...