Cherry Lodge Cancer Care Sponsored Swim 2024

Sunday 7th July 2024 was the second time that QE Boys’ School, Barnet let Cherry Lodge Cancer Care use its fabulous pool for a fundraising event. When we held our Sponsored Swim in 2023 it was the hottest day of the year, something which could not be said about yesterday’s almost autumnal weather! Although fewer … Continued

Congratulations to Renie, Cherry Lodge’s intrepid hang glider!

Cherry Lodge Cancer Care is delighted to announce that Renie Price has successfully achieved her ambition to fly through the air on a Hang Glider. She has also succeeded in attracting an impressive number of sponsors, recognising her commitment and helping her raise money to help fund CL’s many services. We send Renie our warmest … Continued

Summer Soulstice 2024 – a joyful day despite some heavy showers

Summer Soulstice 2024 was held this year on Saturday 15th June, a few days ahead of the Solar Solstice. Sadly, the weather did not live up to expectations for the time of year and intervals of sunshine were punctuated with some heavy showers. Despite this, the large crowd gathered at QE Memorial Playing Fields for … Continued

Laughing out Loud for Cherry Lodge Cancer Care

A capacity audience enjoyed top-class comedy at Totteridge Cricket Club on Saturday 11th May 2024. The ‘Laugh out Loud’ comedy night, held in aid of Cherry Lodge Cancer Care, was a great success – huge fun for all and a substantial sum of money raised to help Cherry Lodge keep all its information and support … Continued

Thank you to our London Marathon runners and all their supporters!

On Sunday 21st April 2024, after many weeks of training, six highly motivated runners took part in the tcs 2024 London Marathon to raise funds for Cherry Lodge Cancer Care. Running for us this year were: Callum Burns, Lucy Lee, William Murchison, Joe Patrick, Andrew Shoreman, and Artan Taraboshi. We congratulate them all on successfully … Continued

London Marathon 2024 – a great day for Cherry Lodge fundraisers!

The tcs 2024 London Marathon was held on Sunday 21st April in very good running conditions (fine, bright and up to 12 degrees). With a record entry of more than 50,000, this was another great day for sporting endeavour (at all levels) and fundraising activity (for Cherry Lodge Cancer Care and other charities large and … Continued

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

Easter Flower Arranging Workshop with Iris

The Easter Flower Arranging Workshop, held on Thursday 21st March 2024 at Barnet Grange Care Home (a new venue for CL), was very much enjoyed by a group of flower-loving ladies looking to develop their flower arranging skills. It was also a good opportunity for members of Cherry Lodge Cancer Care and their guests to … Continued

Heart and Soul Ball for Cherry Lodge Cancer Care

The Heart and Soul Ball, held in aid of Cherry Lodge Cancer Care on Saturday 17th February 2024, was the third ball staged jointly by Cherry Lodge and Summer Soulstice. The Soulstice crew have been supporting Cherry Lodge for 17 years and we are immensely grateful for the £500,000+ they have raised for us during … Continued

CL 2023 AGM presenting the 2022 Annual Report and Financial Summary

The 2023 Annual General Meeting of Cherry Lodge Cancer Care was held at Howard House, 23 Union Street, Barnet on Tuesday 12th December. This was the first open Cherry Lodge AGM to be held since 2019, with other arrangements for public scrutiny having been made in the interim due to pandemic restrictions. The meeting, attended … 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

Children’s carol singing for Cherry Lodge

The joyous sound of Christmas music rang through The Spires in Barnet on Tuesday 5th and Wednesday 6th December 2023. Groups of children from eight schools in Barnet and Edgware, plus a group of Singing Mums, delighted shoppers and raised a terrific £1,394.62 for Cherry Lodge Cancer Care. Cherry Lodge receives no government funding and … Continued

Cherry Lodge Christmas Fair 2023

The winning raffle number was 418 – and the prize hamper has now been collected from Howard House. The Cherry Lodge Cancer Care Christmas Fair is a seasonal favourite of many CL supporters. This year’s event, on Saturday 25th November 2023, was held as usual at St James Church, New Barnet. This large and spacious … 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

Cherry Lodge Pink Tombola 2023

Every year, in “Pink October”, Cherry Lodge Cancer Care marks Breast Cancer Awareness month by setting up a very enticing Pink Tombola stall in The Spires, Barnet. Our 2023 event, which took place on Saturday 14th October, was as popular as ever, providing lots of fun for people of all ages. On a more serious … Continued

Summer Soulstice Big Payback 2023 – a fantastic £50,000 for Cherry Lodge

Big Payback day has a very important place on the Cherry Lodge Cancer Care calendar. It is the occasion when Summer Soulstice crew members give Cherry Lodge representatives a big cheque showing the total raised for us at the annual Summer Soulstice festival. Cherry Lodge is immensely grateful to Summer Soulstice for their ongoing support, … Continued

Thank you Tea for Cherry Lodge Volunteers

Heartfelt thanks to all Cherry Lodge Cancer Care volunteers were expressed on our website during national Volunteers’ Week 2023 at the beginning of June. This year, rather than holding a get together at our Centre, Howard House, in June, it was decided to hold a later, more sumptuous event – a delicious thank you tea … Continued

Mad Hatter’s Flower Arranging with Iris

The Mad Hatter’s Flower Arranging event, held on Thursday 20th July 2023 at Barnet’s Open Door centre, was florist Iris’s third flower-arranging demonstration and workshop for Cherry Lodge Cancer Care. The theme, taken from Lewis Carroll’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’ proved extremely popular. Fourteen ladies took part and everyone went home feeling very much happier than … Continued

Summer Soulstice 2023 – a fantastic day!

Barnet’s award-winning Summer Soulstice festival, held each year in memory of Andy Weekes and raising money for Cherry Lodge Cancer Care, returned to OE Memorial Fields on Saturday 24th June 2023. The weather was glorious and around 3,200 people came to the festival to soak up the atmosphere and relax in the sun while enjoying … Continued

Sponsored Swim in aid of Cherry Lodge

Sunday 11th June 2023 was a glorious day for Cherry Lodge Cancer Care’s Sponsored Swim at QE School, Barnet. The school has a wonderful pool and it was at least 15 years since we last suggested people shed their clothes and raise money for the charity while showing off their prowess in the water. The … Continued

London Marathon 2023 – congratulations and thanks to our runners

Update: the final total raised by Cherry Lodge’s 2023 Marathon runners was in excess of £15,000 – a great achievement! Thank you everyone. The tcs 2023 London Marathon was held on Sunday, 23rd April, back at its traditional time of year but on what turned out to be a far from Spring-like day. More than … Continued

Cherry Lodge runners visit our Centre after the 2023 London Marathon

As is customary, Cherry Lodge Cancer Care invited all our runners to visit the CL Centre (Howard House, Union Street, Barnet) on the evening after the London Marathon. Unfortunately, this year, for various reasons, only three of our runners were able to attend. However, they were given a warm welcome by Dr Margaret Clark (CL … 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

Cherry Lodge Christmas Fair 2022

The winning raffle number is 134. Please call Tina on 020 8441 7000 or email tina@cherrylodgecancercare.org.uk to claim the prize hamper. People turned out in large numbers on Saturday 26th November 2022 to enjoy the return of the Cherry Lodge Cancer Care festive Christmas Fair. As in pre-pandemic years, the event was held in St … Continued

Cherry Lodge Pink Tombola 2022

If pink is your favourite colour you were in for a big treat on Saturday 15th October at Cherry Lodge Cancer Care’s 2022 pink tombola stall in The Spires, Barnet. There were literally hundreds of pink items, some edible, some drinkable, some wearable, some ‘smellable’, some useful and some that simply brought a smile to … 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

London Marathon, Sunday 2nd October 2022 – a big thank you!

Updated on 4th October 2022 First of all, Cherry Lodge Cancer Care sends a big thank you to all our 2022 London Marathon runners and everyone who supported them. There is still time to visit our runners’ fundraising pages and sponsor them if you can. All Cherry Lodge Cancer Care’s many cancer information and support … Continued

Summer Soulstice Big Payback 2022

Cherry Lodge Cancer Care again wholeheartedly thanks Summer Soulstice and its supporters for their fantastic support. Barnet’s Summer Soulstice festival returned live on Saturday 25th June 2022 after two years online due to the coronavirus. This year’s sell-out crowd of 5,000 music lovers flocked to Old Elizabethans’ Memorial Fields to enjoy 12 hours of live, … Continued

The Swashbuckler Triathlon – congratulations to Nick and Leigh!

Cherry Lodge Cancer Care sends hearty congratulations and huge thanks to Nick Martin and Leigh Barnett for taking part in The Swashbuckler Triathlon in the New Forest on 10th July 2022. They did so to raise money in memory of Nick’s sister, Suzy Bishop, who was a Cherry Lodge member. In Nick’s words: “Suzy fought … Continued