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

Volunteer Receptionists needed for the CL centre

Cherry Lodge Cancer Care is currently looking for Volunteer Receptionists to cover shifts at the Cherry Lodge centre, Howard House, Union St, Barnet EN5 4HY. Shifts are from 9.45am to 1pm or from 1 pm to 4.45pm. If you are interested, or know someone who might be, please contact Yvonne, the Cherry Lodge Volunteer Coordinator. … 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

CL Autumn 2023 Newsletter now online

The Autumn 2023 issue of ‘Cherry Lodge News’ has recently been sent to everyone on the Cherry Lodge Cancer Care mailing list. It is also possible, via this website, to download a pdf of the newsletter to read onscreen or to print out. Note that if you no longer wish to receive a copy of … 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

A new van for Cherry Lodge Cancer Care

Cherry Lodge Cancer Care have recently replaced our van to avoid incurring ULEZ charges after expansion of the zone from 29th August 2023. After taking advantage of the government’s scrappage scheme to offset some of the cost, we have purchased a three-year-old Peugeot Partner to meet our needs. The new van bears our name and … 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

Volunteers are urgently needed to help in the Cherry Lodge Shop

The Cherry Lodge Cancer Care shop in Church Passage, Barnet urgently needs more volunteers. Might you be able to give some time to make our shop as profitable as possible to help fund Cherry Lodge’s much needed cancer information and support services? The shop is normally open for business from 9am to 5pm from Monday … 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

CL shop Monday closure due to illness

We regret that the Cherry Lodge Cancer Care shop in Church Passage, Barnet is currently closed on Mondays due to staff illness.

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

CL Summer 2023 Newsletter now online

The Summer 2023 issue of ‘Cherry Lodge News’ has recently been sent to everyone on the Cherry Lodge Cancer Care mailing list. It is also possible, via this website, to download a pdf of the newsletter to read onscreen or to print out. Note that if you no longer wish to receive a copy of … 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

Cherry Lodge Cancer Care: Vacancy for an Operations Manager

The application process is now closed. Selection in progress. Cherry Lodge Cancer Care is currently advertising for an Operations Manager. This is a new, permanent, part-time (15-20 hours a week) post based at our Centre in Barnet, offering a pro rata salary of £40,000 to £45,000. Please vist the CharityJob website for full details and … Continued

Volunteers needed for the Cherry Lodge shop – could you help?

The Cherry Lodge Cancer Care shop in Church Passage, Barnet urgently needs more volunteers. Might you be able to give some time to make our shop as profitable as possible to help fund Cherry Lodge’s much needed cancer information and support services? The shop is normally open for business from 9am to 5pm from Monday … Continued

National Volunteers’ Week 2023: Cherry Lodge Cancer Care thanks all our volunteers

The first week in June has again been designated national Volunteers’ Week – an annual celebration of the contribution of millions of volunteers across the UK. The trustees and staff of Cherry Lodge Cancer Care are very pleased indeed to take this opportunity to thank our fantastic volunteers. We are extremely grateful to all of … 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

Another big cheque from Psychobilly Kicks Back

Cherry Lodge Cancer Care is hugely grateful to Psychobilly Kicks Back (PKB) and the wider psychobilly rockabilly music community for their ongoing support. Our featured photograph shows Steve (Ginger) Meadham, founder of PKB, and his wife Amanda at Howard House on 29th March 2023, about to hand over a big cheque for £3,800 to help … Continued

CL Winter 2023 Newsletter now online

The Winter 2023 issue of “Cherry Lodge News” has recently been sent to everyone on the Cherry Lodge Cancer Care mailing list. It is also possible, via this website, to download a pdf of the newsletter to read onscreen or to print out. Note that if you no longer wish to receive a copy of … 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

CL 2021 Annual Report and Financial Summary replacing 2022 AGM

The trustees of Cherry Lodge Cancer Care have again decided not to hold a public AGM at Howard House. This decision has been made to protect our clinically vulnerable members and is permissable under government guidance given to charities during the coronavirus epidemic. In normal years, the Cherry Lodge AGM comprises the chairman’s welcome and … 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

CL Autumn 2022 Newsletter

The Autumn 2022 issue of “Cherry Lodge News” has recently been sent to everyone on the Cherry Lodge Cancer Care mailing list. It is also possible, via this website, to download a pdf of the newsletter to read onscreen or to print out. Note that if you no longer wish to receive a copy of … 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

Farm visit enjoyed by Cherry Lodge members

On Saturday 13th August 2022 – surely one of the hottest days of the year – a group from Cherry Lodge Cancer Care visited Pages Stud Farm, situated near Elstree aerodrome. Our party, made up of eight CL members, a member of staff, Margaret and a CL volunteer, was joined by Nathalie, the owner, and … Continued