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

The Cherry Lodge Winter Sale at The Spires

The Cherry Lodge Cancer Care Information and Merchandise Stall held a very successful Winter Sale at The Spires on Wednesday 17th November 2021. The stall was stocked with a good range of seasonal items, including Cherry Lodge Christmas cards and a selection of lovely warm woolly hats, scarves and gloves. A grand total of £426 … Continued

Cherry Lodge’s Soul Fall Ball – new photos added

There were evening dresses and bow ties a plenty at the Soul Fall Ball, held in aid of Cherry Lodge Cancer Care on Saturday 23rd October 2021. The night was a fantastic success. Some 160 party goers attended the event at the Double Tree Hilton in Borehamwood, enjoying a great night out as well as … Continued

Pink Tombola 2021

Cherry Lodge Cancer Care’s annual Pink Tombola event was held, as always, at The Spires, Barnet in October. Its purpose is to increase awareness of breast cancer during national Cancer Awareness month and also to raise much needed money to help fund CL’s many services for people affected by all types of cancer. This year’s … Continued

Cherry Lodge Stall at The Spires on 21st July

The Cherry Lodge Cancer Care Information and Merchandise Stall returned to The Spires on Wednesday 21st July 2021. Tina and her team of helpers, including staff and volunteers, did a great job on what turned out to be an exceptionally hot day. As The Spires’ official charity, Cherry Lodge is being given new opportunities to … Continued

Cherry Lodge stall at The Spires

The Cherry Lodge Cancer Care Information and Merchandise Stall made a very welcome return to The Spires on Thursday 17th June 2021. This was CL’s first event at The Spires after being given offical recognition of our charity’s long-standing special relationship with Barnet’s premier shopping centre. CL staff and volunteers were on hand from 10am … Continued

Cherry Lodge Quiz via Zoom – thank you Jem

The first Cherry Lodge Cancer Care fundraising event of 2021 was a very enjoyable Zoom Quiz held on Sunday 7th February. The evening was a great success on all counts, for which special thanks are due to Tina and to our Quiz Master, Jem (Jeremy Silverstone of Purple Marketing Communications). Seventy-one household tickets were sold … Continued

Psychobilly Kicks Back again – with another big cheque!

Cherry Lodge Cancer Care continues to be hugely grateful to the Psychobilly community for its ongoing support. Our photograph, taken outside the Cherry Lodge centre on Friday 5th February 2021, shows Steve (Ginger) and Amanda Meadham handing over a big cheque for £5,570 pounds to Tina Papasavva, Cherry Lodge’s fundraising coordinator. These are very difficult … 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

Christmas Comedy Night for Cherry Lodge

Laughter erupted in Barnet and far beyond on Saturday 12th December 2020, when supporters of Cherry Lodge Cancer Care gathered via Zoom for a second great comedy night experience from Collywobblers Comedy Club. As promised, we were treated to acts from a line up of top class comics, all of them working from home, which … Continued

CL Annual Grand Raffle winners

The Cherry Lodge Cancer Care Annual Grand Raffle draw took place as planned on 27th October 2020. This year, with coronavirus restrictions still in place, it was decided that cash prizes would be easier to use and, therefore, more attractive than our usual holiday, meal and events vouchers. Ticket sales have been very good, suggesting … Continued

Comedy Night for Cherry Lodge – a great night in!

Supporters of Cherry Lodge Cancer Care enjoyed ‘a great night in’ on Saturday 24th October 2020. This Zoom Comedy Night, organised by CL’s fundraising events coordinator, Tina, and Collywobblers Comedy Club, was hugely enjoyable and successful, raising a much needed £790 after expenses. Ticket purchases, in advance from online Comedy box office JokePit, were followed … Continued

Summer Soulstice Virtual 2020 – over £3,000 raised for Cherry Lodge

Updated on 5th July 2020. Thank you very much indeed from Cherry Lodge Cancer Care to the Summer Soulstice crew and all their supporters for raising more than £3,000 fom Summer Soulstice Virtual 2020. These are challenging times for charities (and fundraisers) and we very much appreciate the ongoing support of Summer Soulstice, who for … Continued

The Mayor of Barnet’s Virtual Gala Dinner with Auction and Raffle – a fundraising triumph!

The Mayor of Barnet, Cllr Caroline Stock, and her 2019-20 Mayor’s Appeal Committee drew on their impressive energy and resourcefulness to ensure that Saturday 25th April 2020 was a great fundraising success. When the coronavirus forced them to cancel their planned Gala Dinner at Middlesex University, they quickly determined to put on a replacement event … Continued

Mayor of Barnet’s Bridge Evening – thank you from Cherry Lodge

Thank you from Cherry Lodge Cancer Care to everyone who contributed to the success of the Mayor of Barnet’s fundraisng Bridge Evening, held on Thursday 13th February 2020. This event was kindly sponsored by Joan Edwards as part of the 2019-20 Barnet Mayor’s Appeal, supporting Cherry Lodge Cancer Care and Homestart Barnet. It was held … Continued

New Year Party for Cherry Lodge Volunteers

In previous years, Cherry Lodge Cancer Care has put on a Christmas Party as a thank you to our many volunteers. This year, it was decided instead to hold the party in the New Year, so marking the start of a new decade and giving people something to look forward to after the pre-Christmas rush. … Continued

Barnet Mayor’s Appeal wins £6,000 prize at London New Year’s Day Parade

Cherry Lodge Cancer Care sends congratulations and grateful thanks to everyone who contributed to the Borough of Barnet’s impressive success at the 2020 London New Year’s Day Parade. Each year since 1997, all London boroughs have been invited to take part in the LNYDP Borough Competition and compete for prize money to be given to … Continued

Coffee Bean Festive Hamper Raffle Draw

Cherry Lodge Cancer Care sends a big thank you to Krimo and Paul of The Coffee Bean in Barnet’s The Spires, for once again putting on a fabulous Christmas Raffle to raise money for us. This year’s raffle, which raised a very welcome £431, was drawn on Saturday 21st December 2019 by Sarah Armitage, Vice … Continued

Schoolchildren carol singing for Cherry Lodge

Cherry Lodge Cancer Care sends a big thank you to all the children and teachers who turned out this year to sing festive music and raise money for us. Between them they raised nearly £1,000 to help pay for Cherry Lodge’s much needed information and support services for people affected by cancer, including family members … 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

Cherry Lodge Christmas Market

The banner over the door of St James church, New Barnet (click on the photo, above, to enlarge it) left people in no doubt that 30th November 2019 was the chosen date for Cherry Lodge Cancer Care’s very popular annual Christmas Market. The Market was opened at 11am by the lovely singing on stage of … Continued

Tea, Gift Wrapping and Flower Arranging Event

This splendid event, held on Monday 25th November 2019 at Hadley Wood Golf Club, was part of the Barnet Mayor’s Appeal, raising money for Cherry Lodge Cancer Care and Homestart Barnet. As well as being able to enjoy a delicious tea with friends in lovely surroundings, everyone who took up Cherry Lodge’s invitation had the … Continued

Successful 5k Olympic Pool Swim – thank you David

Thank you very much indeed to David Piha for surpassing his target and raising an impressive £1,295 (+£198.75 Gift Aid) for Cherry Lodge Cancer Care. David, who is a member of BNI (British Network International), raised this money for us in memory of his mom-in-law, Ilona Krombein. Thank you also to all his sponsors. David’s … Continued

Dawn Ledgard’s Autumn 2019 Clothes Sale

Local ladies lost no time getting to Dawn Ledgard’s Autumn 2019 Clothes Sale held at the Hadley Wood Association Centre on Wednesday 23rd October. There they found an impressive selection of beautiful new clothes and accessories for Autumn and beyond. Popular designer trousers, jeans, skirts, dresses, jackets, handbags, scarves and jewellery were all on sale … Continued

Cherry Lodge’s Pink Tombola 2019

On Saturday 19th October 2019 a sea of pink flooded The Spires in Barnet in the shape of the Cherry Lodge tombola stall. This joyful pink tombola event is held each year by Cherry Lodge Cancer Care in October in recognition of this being national Breast Cancer Awareness month. Its purpose is to increase awareness … Continued

A second successful Summer Soulstice Golf Day

The second annual Golf Day organised by Summer Soulstice to raise funds for Cherry Lodge Cancer Care was another great success. The event was held on Friday 27th September 2019 and nearly 100 players – gentlemen and ladies – took up this opportunity to play 18 holes at The Shire London, which is generally acknowledged … Continued

Summer Soulstice Big Payback – a fantastic £45,000!

Cherry Lodge Cancer Care has once again very good reason to thank Summer Soulstice and its supporters for their amazing support. Tradition was followed on August Bank Holiday Sunday 2019 when members of the Soulstice crew gathered at the Black Horse pub in Barnet to hand over a huge ceremonial cheque to representatives of Cherry … Continued

Cherry Lodge Summer Quiz

The decision to add a Summer Quiz to Cherry Lodge Cancer Care’s fundraising event schedule proved to be extremely popular. This sell-out event was held on Saturday 10th August 2019 at our usual quiz venue: Mary Immaculate & St Peter’s Church Hall in New Barnet. This added opportunity to have fun with friends while answering … Continued