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’. … Continued

Cherry Lodge Spring Quiz 2019

The Cherry Lodge Cancer Care Spring Quiz, held on Saturday 4th May 2019, was as usual a great success. The event sold out well in advance and those fortunate enough to have a ticket arrived at Mary Immaculate and St … Continued

2019 London Marathon success stories

Congratulations from Cherry Lodge Cancer Care to our five wonderful runners – Molly Burgess, Tony Chapman, Jennifer Oxley, Kieran Storey and Michael Storey, who were among the record 42,549 people who completed the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon, held on … Continued

Cherry Lodge’s 2019 Easter Fair

The Easter Fair held by Cherry Lodge Cancer Care on Saturday 13th April 2019 proved to be extremely popular. This annual event at St James Church, East Barnet is now well established and helpers at the door (photo 2) were … Continued

Dawn Ledgard’s Spring 2019 Clothes Sale

Spring is now with us and local ladies in the know went in good numbers to Dawn Ledgard’s Spring Clothes Sale at the Hadley Wood Association Centre on Wednesday 10th April 2019. There they found an impressive selection of beautiful … Continued

Collection for Cherry Lodge at Barnet FC game

An intrepid troop of Cherry Lodge Cancer Care volunteers, under the leadership of Kirsty M, ventured into the football cauldron of Barnet FC on Saturday 30th March 2019 to shake some buckets and collect money for our charity. Barnet, playing … Continued

To Soulstice with Love Ball

’To Summer Soulstice with Love’ was the well chosen theme of the very successful ball held by Cherry Lodge Cancer Care on Saturday 16th February 2019. Some 220 people gathered together in a red and white themed dining room at … Continued

Barnet Band 130th Anniversary Concert

On Saturday 2nd February 2019, The Barnet Band presented a special concert to celebrate the Band’s 130th anniversary and to raise money for Cherry Lodge Cancer Care. Some 130 people (one for each year) came out on a cold and … Continued

Coffee Bean Festive Hamper Draw

Krimo and Paul of The Coffee Bean cafe and coffeehouse in The Spires Shopping Centre, Barnet have once again raffled a fabulous, festive hamper in support of Cherry Lodge Cancer Care. This year’s hamper, worth £100, included a mouth-watering selection … Continued

Schoolchildren’s carols raised £1,000+ for Cherry Lodge

Cherry Lodge Cancer Care sends a massive thank you to all the schoolchildren (and their teachers) who together raised a fabulous £1,037.62 to help fund Cherry Lodge’s many information and support services for local people affected by cancer. Pupils from … Continued

Cherry Lodge Christmas Market 2018

As people have now come to expect, Cherry Lodge Cancer Care’s Christmas Market was most definitely a cut above the rest! This year’s event was held on Saturday 1st December 2018 in St James Church, New Barnet, which is a … Continued

Dawn Ledgard’s Autumn 2018 Clothes Sale

Ladies with an eye for fashion found plenty of interest at Dawn Ledgard’s seasonal clothes sale on Wednesday 24th October 2018. As Dawn’s regular customers have discovered, these sales, held every six months at the Hadley Wood Association Centre, provide … Continued

Pink Barrow Tombola 2018

Every year, in October, Cherry Lodge Cancer Care sets up its pink tombola stall in The Spires Shopping Centre. The aim is to remind Barnet’s many shoppers that this is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, while also raising money to help … Continued

Cherry Lodge Supporters’ Evening

Once again, the Chairman, trustees and staff of Cherry Lodge Cancer Care invited major sponsors of the charity, especially the Soulstice crew, to attend a Supporters’ Evening at Howard House. The event, on Monday 15th October 2018, was an opportunity … Continued

5k Walk at Trent Park

On Saturday 13th October 2018, a group from Cherry Lodge Cancer Care joined the North London Autumn 5k in Trent Park, Cockfosters to raise money to help fund CL’s many services for people affected by cancer. Our participants made a … Continued

Soulstice Golf Day 2018

The inaugural Soulstice Golf Day took place at The Shire, St Albans Road, Barnet on Monday 17th September 2018. This new event – the brainchild of Maggie and Gilo – was a great success, raising a substantial sum for the … Continued

Cherry Lodge Cancer Care Autumn Quiz

The 2018 Cherry Lodge Autumn quiz was held at our popular quiz venue (Mary Immaculate & St Peter’s Church Hall, Somerset Road, New Barnet) on Saturday 8th September. As usual, this was a sell-out event and everyone was seated in … Continued

50k Peak District success – still time to sponsor

We are delighted to report that Amanda and Charlie L. have successfully completed their 50k TrekFest Challenge in aid of Cherry Lodge Cancer Care. Congratulations to them both – 50k (31 miles) is a long way to walk in a … Continued

Donation from Potters Bar Rotary Club

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 … Continued

Barnet children bake and sell cakes for Cherry Lodge

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 … Continued

Longdean School pupils support Cherry Lodge

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 … Continued

Order of Mercy for Freddy

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 … Continued

A Taste of the Caribbean

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 … Continued

2018 Families Day at Borehamwood

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 … Continued

Ladies Lunch at Old Ford Manor Golf Club

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 … Continued

Burglary at Soulstice HQ – over £45,000 stolen

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):  … Continued

Summer Soulstice 2018 – another splendid festival!

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 … Continued