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

We are now starting to look forward again. Matt Shopper, a BNI member, is planning a 100 mile bike ride to raise money for us (date to be announced). Please sponsor him generously via his JustGiving Cherry Lodge Cycle page.

It was announced on 6th August, that the postponed 2020 London Marathon will take place on 4th October but will be for elite runners only. The current coronavirus situation has made it unsafe to go ahead with the usual, very popular, mass-participation event. Runners registered for 2020 are being given the opportunity to defer their entry to 2021, on the newly announced date of 3rd October. See the London Marathon website for more information about this and other Marathon fundraising opportunities. Meanwhile, Cherry Lodge thanks the five runners who had hoped to take part for us in this year’s event: Andy Georgiou; Ismail Mehmet; Kyri Papasavva; Giles Pratt; and Gary Withers.

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

Highlights from 2019

Fundraising for Cherry Lodge Cancer Care through sponsorship got off to a good start in 2019, when all five of our runners successfully completed the Virgin London Marathon on Sunday 28th April. Running for us were: Molly Burgess, Tony Chapman, Jennifer Oxley, Kieran Storey and Michael Storey. We congratulate them for their combined fundraising total of just over £10,000

A team of four runners (all from BNI – Business Network International) raised in the region of £2,000 for Cherry Lodge by taking part in the Asics London 10k (organised by Virgin Sport) on Sunday 21st July 2019. Running for us were David Gross, Harshil Metha, Jatish Pindolia and Harsha Rathnayake.

On 10th November 2019 David Piha, a member of BNI, swam a very impressive 5k in the London Olympics Pool and raised £1,295 (+ £198 Gift Aid) for Cherry Lodge in memory of his mom-in-law, Ilona Krombein.

Thames Path Walk