London to Brighton cycle – success for ‘Team Keane’

July 1, 2015

Daniel and Richard Keane enjoyed a very successful day out together on Sunday 21st June 2015, when they took part in a sponsored cycle ride from London to Brighton to raise money for Cherry Lodge Cancer Care. The father and son team decided to support us because of ‘all the excellent work’ we do for people ... 

Summer Soulstice 9 – £40,000 raised!

June 29, 2015

Update: The sum raised for Cherry Lodge Cancer Care by Summer Soulstice 9 on 27th June 2015 was a record-breaking £40,000. A big cheque will be handed to Cherry Lodge at the Soulstice Big Payback event at the Black Horse pub on 30th August (see the Summer Soulstice website for more information). Thank you in ... 

Families Fun and Fundraising Day at Borehamwood

June 28, 2015

What a difference the weather makes!  Last year’s Families Fun Day at Borehamwood was a complete washout. This year, 27th June was a real summer’s day, which brought a large number of adults, children and dogs of all shapes and sizes to Meadow Park to have fun and spend money at dozens of charity stalls, ... 

Spring into Summer Fair 2015

June 15, 2015

Held on Sunday 14th June 2015, this eagerly awaited annual fundraising event felt at first more like a ‘Jump straight into Autumn Fair’. It wasn’t just the drizzle that dampened people’s spirits during the setting up, it was the sheer cold that made us all run around, not only to keep warm but to get ... 

‘A Night to Remember’ – Sunflower Charity Fashion Show

June 6, 2015

On 3rd June 2015, some 150 people, including more than a few with connections to Cherry Lodge, attended ‘A Night to Remember’ – a wonderful evening of fashion organised and funded by John Lewis in aid of Sunflower Cancer Support. The Sunflower Cancer Support group exists to provide information and support to people with cancer, and ... 

London Marathon Success – thank you to our runners

April 29, 2015

A quick look at the results section of the Virgin London Marathon website on the afternoon of Sunday 26th April 2015 provided the good news that Paul Abbott-Williams, Steve Fletcher, Andy Georgiou and Alan Stewart had all safely completed their 26.2 miles – a great achievement. Months of training had to be fitted in around the ... 

A Song to Sing at Sainsbury’s, Hendon

April 26, 2015

A Song to Sing! On 24th April 2015, Sainsbury’s, Hendon was the venue for the Cherry Lodge Singers’ first sortie of the year – and very successful it was too. The 15 Singers able to take part on the day were located just inside the main entrance doors, which proved a very successful move as people ... 

A most enjoyable Quiz Night

February 1, 2015

Once again the brains of Barnet congregated at the beautifully refurbished and re-decorated Mary Immaculate and St Peter’s church hall in Somerset Road, New Barnet. This really is a splendid venue with very good facilities, such as a first-rate PA system and most helpful staff. Some 90 people braved the elements on Saturday 31st January 2015 ... 

New Knee’s Day – Margaret’s 10k in the park

December 29, 2014

On 1st January 2015 – ‘New Knee’s Day’ – Margaret Clark, chairman of the Cherry Lodge trustees, took part in – and successfully completed – the Brooks Serpentine 10k around Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens. She was one of 466 participants, of whom 196 were women. For many years, Margaret always enjoyed running in the annual ... 

Seasonal thanks to The Coffee Bean

December 24, 2014

Over the years, Cherry Lodge has often had reason to thank the very charming patrons of The Coffee Bean coffee shop. Not only do brothers Krino and Paul serve excellent coffees, sandwiches, light lunches and cakes to their customers in The Spires, they have often provided refreshments, completely free of charge, to be enjoyed by ...