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

Urgent call for Volunteer Drivers

Cherry Lodge Cancer Care is urgently looking for volunteer drivers to take CL members to medical appointments at local hospitals and doctors’ surgeries. Might you be able to help? Travelling to and from medical appointments by taxi or on public transport can be very expensive as well as tiring. To help address this pressing issue, … Continued

North Atlantic Charity Sailing Challenge – well done and thank you to Marc

Cherry Lodge Cancer Care congratulates Marc Sidney for completing a most impressive charity sailing challenge. We are grateful to him for raising a very considerable amount of money to be shared equally by Cherry Lodge Cancer Care and North London Hospice – two charities he has described as being “very close to my heart”. Marc … Continued

The Swashbuckler Triathlon – congratulations to Nick and Leigh!

Cherry Lodge Cancer Care sends hearty congratulations and huge thanks to Nick Martin and Leigh Barnett for taking part in The Swashbuckler Triathlon in the New Forest on 10th July 2022. They did so to raise money in memory of Nick’s sister, Suzy Bishop, who was a Cherry Lodge member. In Nick’s words: “Suzy fought … Continued

London Marathon 2022 – Cherry Lodge Cancer Care has nine runners

The London Marathon returns as a mass event on Sunday 2nd October 2022, with a new title partner, TCS (Tata Consultancy Services). Following event cancellations in 2020 and 2021, charity places have been carried over and Cherry Lodge Cancer Care is delighted to have nine places. Names of our runners and more details will be … Continued

Cherry Lodge stall at the East Barnet Festival

The annual East Barnet Festival is the largest free community festival in North London and attracts large crowds to enjoy its many attractions. This year’s event took place at Oak Hill Park, East Barnet from 1st to 3rd July 2022, featuring a giant funfair, craft and community stalls, live music and dance, street food, licensed … Continued

Summer Soulstice 2022 – a fabulous live return!

Update on 8th July 2022: The total raised by Summer Soulstice 2022 is a fantastic £50,000. See the Summer Soulstice website for more information. The total donated to Cherry Lodge by Summer Soulstice since 2007 now stands at £485,000. Thank you all! Barnet’s award winning Summer Soulstice festival returned to Old Elizabethans’ Memorial Fields on … Continued

Cherry Lodge Annual Grand Raffle 2022 details announced

Buying tickets for the Cherry Lodge Cancer Care Annual Grand Raffle is a great way to help fund our many services while also giving you the chance to win a very attractive prize! Books of 20 raffle tickets were sent out with the Cherry Lodge Summer Newsletter and further tickets are available on request. To … Continued

CL Summer 2022 Newsletter

The Summer 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

Thank you to all Cherry Lodge Volunteers

As has been customary for nearly 40 years, 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 delighted to take this opportunity to thank all our wonderful volunteers, who … Continued

Ladies Afternoon Tea with Gary Italiaander

Now that more people are feeling confident enough to attend a well organised indoor event, Tina and her team of Cherry Lodge Cancer Care fundraisers suggested it was time to return to Old Fold Manor Golf Club for a Ladies Afternoon Tea with a speaker. This idea proved very popular and the event was held … Continued

Cherry Lodge Sponsored Easter Walk

Cherry Lodge Cancer Care’s sponsored Easter Walk took place in Oak Hill Park, Barnet on Sunday 10th April 2022. A lovelier spring day would be difficult to imagine and throughout the morning people joined in the event through this beautiful park. Some ran, some ambled, some strolled with their dogs and children, but all were … Continued

Gradual reopening of the Cherry Lodge Centre

The Cherry Lodge Cancer Care Centre (Howard House, 23 Union Street, Barnet) has been gradually reopening over the past few months. Anti-Covid precautions continue to remain in place to ensure that our members, staff and volunteers are kept as safe as possible from infection. Our Information and Support Service continues to be provided by phone … Continued

Swing Night for Cherry Lodge

A very good time was had by all who attended the Swing Night put on by Cherry Lodge Cancer Care at Old Fold Manor Golf Club on Saturday 5th March 2022. The event was also a fundraising success, raising £520 to help fund Cherry Lodge’s many services for people affected by cancer. Live music was … Continued

Donations and Fundraising via Enthuse

Cherry Lodge Cancer Care will in future be using Enthuse rather than JustGiving to handle our digital fundraising activities. This includes administering donations made via our website, registering people to take part in fundraising events, and the creation of fundraising pages for individuals and groups wishing to raise money for us. Enthuse (formerly CharityCheckout and … Continued

Cherry Lodge Cancer Care Chairman’s Appeal 2022

YES WE CAN! Each year, Dr Margaret M. Clark, Chairman of the Trustees of Cherry Lodge Cancer Care, makes a heart-felt appeal for donations to help fund CL’s many valuable services for people affected by cancer, including family members. Cherry Lodge receives no funding from NHS or local government grants and is therefore dependent on … Continued

CL Winter/Spring 2022 Newsletter now online

The Winter/Spring 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

Psychobilly Kicks Back in 2022, with £6,000+ raised for Cherry Lodge Cancer Care

Cherry Lodge Cancer Care is again extremely grateful to Psychobilly Kicks Back (PKB) and the wider psychobilly rockabilly music community for raising another huge sum to help fund CL’s much needed information and support services for people affected by cancer. We really appreciate this fantastic ongoing support, helping CL get through these still challenging times. … Continued

Paul’s Cancer Support announces their new Zoom Breast Cancer Support Group

Paul’s Cancer Support Centre, situated in Battersea, has been providing excellent cancer information, support, group activities and workshops throughout the coronavirus pandemic. These services are provided free of charge to anyone with a cancer diagnosis. Visit the Paul’s Cancer Support Centre website for up to date information about this centre and the many services offered. … Continued

Raise Funds by Recycling Ink Cartridges

Cherry Lodge Cancer Care has signed up with Recyle4Charity to raise funds from your old ink cartridges. Please bring your old ink cartridges (no ink tanks or laser cartridges) to Tina at the Cherry Lodge centre, Howard House. We will receive £1 for every cartridge! This is a great new way to raise money to … Continued

Pilates on Zoom

Members are invited to try our new Pilates on Zoom sessions, led by Miranda Antoniou. No previous experience is needed. For more information please email Lorraine or phone 020 8441 7000. These sessions are held weekly, on Tuesdays from 12.30pm to 1.30pm. Click here for the meeting invitation link. The meeting ID is 536 581 … Continued