Sponsored Easter Walk and Talk 2024

Supporters of Cherry Lodge Cancer Care returned to Oak Hill Park, Barnet on Sunday 24th March 2024 for our annual sponsored Easter Walk. This year’s Walk ‘n’ Talk event proved very popular, with over 30 people taking part and helping raise money to help fund CL’s much appreciated information and support services. Thankfully the weather … Continued

CL Drop Out Christmas lunch

The Cherry Lodge Cancer Care Drop Out group met at Stone House (formerly the Old Red Lion) for a Christmas meal on Tuesday 12th December 2023. The event was attended by 23 members and was hosted by Yvonne, CL Home Visiting and Volunteer Coordinator, who often attends this group’s meetings. Stone House served a lovely … Continued

Cherry Lodge Lights of Love 2023

On Sunday 19th November 2023, a large group of Cherry Lodge Cancer Care supporters, members, volunteers and staff gathered outside the Cherry Lodge shop to hold our ‘Lights of Love’ ceremony. This special gathering is undoubtedly one of CL’s most important annual events. People are invited in advance to make a donation to sponsor a … Continued

Walk and Stall in Oakhill Park

The BBC weather forecast for Cherry Lodge Cancer Care’s Walk and Stall event in Barnet’s Oakhill Park on 2nd April 2023 was not exactly accurate. Instead of warm and sunny, the morning was decidedly chilly and grey. Despite this, around thirty members and supporters of CL came along to the park to enjoy each other’s … Continued

Lights of Love ceremony 2022

The Cherry Lodge Cancer Care ‘Lights of Love’ ceremony is one of our charity’s most important annual events. People are invited in advance to make a donation to sponsor a symbolic light to remember a loved one – often someone who has died but also others who might appreciate a token of love on a … Continued

Walk through historical Barnet

It was gloriously sunny during the afternoon of Thursday 6th October 2002, when a group from Cherry Lodge Cancer Care enjoyed a fun historical walk around Chipping (High) Barnet. The walk was led by Paul Baker, a qualified City of London guide, who lives locally and loves to share his deep knowledge of Barnet’s history. … Continued

Farm visit enjoyed by Cherry Lodge members

On Saturday 13th August 2022 – surely one of the hottest days of the year – a group from Cherry Lodge Cancer Care visited Pages Stud Farm, situated near Elstree aerodrome. Our party, made up of eight CL members, a member of staff, Margaret and a CL volunteer, was joined by Nathalie, the owner, and … Continued

Lights of Love ceremony 2021

Cherry Lodge Cancer Care’s annual Lights of Love ceremony was, thankfully, back at the bandstand at Barnet’s The Spires on Sunday 12th December 2021. Last year’s Zoom event was greatly appreciated in the circumstances, but this year’s chance to attend again in person was particularly special. More than 90 people attended on what was a … Continued

Cherry Lodge Lights of Love 2020

Cherry Lodge Cancer Care held our annual Lights of Love ceremony on Sunday 13th December 2020. The date and timing of this year’s event were as planned, but the venue had to be changed at the last moment to inside the Cherry Lodge centre, Howard House. It had been hoped to hold the ceremony as … Continued

Gardening Project for CL members and volunteers

Cherry Lodge Cancer Care has been offered the opportunity to have a garden plot and to work on it with an expert within Shenley Park. You can do as much or as little as you want. No previous experience is needed – just a little enthusiasm! If you are interested, please speak to Yvonne on … Continued

Cherry Lodge Lights of Love ceremony 2019

Cherry Lodge Cancer Care’s 2019 Lights of Love ceremony took place on Sunday 8th December. Despite the cold weather, there was a good turn out for this very special annual event, held as in previous years at the bandstand to the rear of The Spires shopping centre. On arrival, the organising team were met with … Continued

Walking with Alpacas – in Elstree

Despite threatening clouds, the weather stayed fine on Sunday 20th October 2019, when a small party from Cherry Lodge Cancer Care enjoyed the novel experience of walking with alpacas. We were the guests of Barry and Nathalie, of Pages Stud Farm and Cattery in Elstree, who invited our group to meet and walk with their … Continued

A Milly Day treat for Cherry Lodge Members

A group from Cherry Lodge Cancer Care were treated to a most enjoyable day out on Tuesday 11th June 2019, thanks to the generosity of Milly Days. The Milly Days charity invites people ‘living with difficulties’ of various kinds to spend a relaxing day at its beautiful riverside property in the Thames Valley. Despite a … Continued

Cherry Lodge Cancer Care AGM 2019

The Annual General Meeting of Cherry Lodge Cancer Care was held at Howard House, 23 Union Street, Barnet on Tuesday 14th May 2019. Proceedings began with a warm welcome from Margaret Clark, chairman of the CL Board of Trustees. Her audience comprised CL members, volunteers, therapists, staff, trustees and others – all with a common … Continued

CL Annual Talk 2019: Power of Attorney

Following Cherry Lodge tradition, the Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 14th May 2019 was followed by a short talk on a topic relevant to our work. This year’s speaker was Lorna Joussain and her talk was on ‘Power of Attorney’. Lorna is a private client solicitor at Duffield Harrison, where she specialises in helping people … Continued

‘Live Life Live Well’ – Cherry Lodge’s 2018 healthy living day

Cherry Lodge Cancer Care’s third annual ‘Live Life Live Well’ day was held on Monday 17th September 2018 at Barnet Multicultural Centre (BMCC) in Hendon. This was a fun and upbeat day, organised by Cherry Lodge nurses, Fiona and Kirsty, and sponsored by Macmillan Cancer Support. The event was free but by ticket only, and … Continued

Cherry Lodge Cancer Care AGM 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 … Continued

Finding Hope on the Journey through Cancer

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. … Continued

Lights of Love Ceremony 2017

Cherry Lodge Cancer Care held its annual Lights of Love Ceremony on Sunday 26th November 2017. Despite the very cold weather, some 50 people gathered at the bandstand of Barnet’s Spires Shopping Centre to take part in this very special event on the Cherry Lodge calendar. The purpose of the event is for people to … Continued

An Evening of Poetry and Music

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 … Continued

Live Life Live Well – a fun and upbeat day!

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 … Continued

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

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 … Continued

Members’ Walk around Bloomsbury

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 … Continued

Irene’s Tea Party donation

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 … Continued

Milly Day 2016 – a treat for Cherry Lodge members

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 … Continued

Live Life, Live Well – a healthy living day

‘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 … Continued

Cherry Lodge Cancer Care AGM 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 … Continued

Easter Egg raffle draw 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 … Continued

Lights of Love – an event to remember

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 … Continued

Afternoon of American Song and Swing

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 … Continued