In Spring 2020 the coronavirus pandemic halted all sponsored fundraising for Cherry Lodge Cancer Care and countless other charities.

In normal years, the London Marathon is a very important fundraising event for Cherry Lodge and, as usual, we had a team of runners signed up to take part. Expecting to run for us in the 2020 event were: Andy Georgiou; Ismail Mehmet; Kyri Papasavva; Giles Pratt; and Gary Withers. Unfortunately, this was not to be. When the event was first postponed ahead of its planned date in April, it was hoped, even expected, that charity runners would still be able to take part later in the year. However, when the run finally took place, on 4th October 2020, it was limited to elite athletes only, and the mass participation event was cancelled on public health grounds. All runners registered for the 2020 event were given the opportunity to defer their entry to 2021, and a Cherry Lodge team will be back on Sunday 3rd October 2021.

If you would like to plan or take part in an event of your own choosing, please contact our Fundraising Events Coordinator, Tina Papasavva, on 020 8441 7000 or email

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