For many people, the time when treatment has finished can be very challenging. While trying to find your way back into the life you had before your treatment, you may also be dealing with ongoing side effects from treatment and be seeking to regain self esteem and confidence. We call this a time for ‘facing the challenge of change’.

To help people during this challenge, Cherry Lodge sometime organises special events or outings. These can provide an opportunity for members to take the first step towards taking back control and moving forward in a safe and supportive environment which encourages social interaction.

Lights of Love Ceremony 2017

November 27, 2017

Cherry Lodge Cancer Care held its annual Lights of Love Ceremony on Sunday 26th November 2017. Despite the very cold weather, some 50 people gathered at the bandstand of Barnet’s Spires Shopping Centre to take part in this very special event on the Cherry Lodge calendar. The purpose of the event is for people to gather ... 

An Evening of Poetry and Music

July 25, 2017

This Cherry Lodge Cancer Care event on Saturday 22nd July 2017 was a great success, with people braving the rain to come to be entertained with an evening of poetry and song. Despite the weather there was standing room only as well over thirty people packed the ground floor of Howard House. Each poet initially read ... 

Live Life Live Well – a fun and upbeat day!

May 24, 2017

The ‘Life Life Live Well’ event held by Cherry Lodge Cancer Care on Monday 15th May 2017 certainly lived up to its promise to be fun and upbeat as well as informative and useful. This second Cherry Lodge ‘healthy living day’ was held at Barnet Multicultural Centre (BMCC) in Hendon and was sponsored by Macmillan ... 

Thank you to Mina – CL’s original information nurse!

May 9, 2017

Starting in 1996, Mina Fraenza-West was Cherry Lodge Cancer Care’s first information nurse. She stayed at CL for nearly seven years and during this time witnessed a huge increase in the number of people seeking help and joining as members. Mina helped establish the charity and was instrumental in its success. Compared with the current ... 

Members’ Walk around Bloomsbury

November 28, 2016

On Saturday 5th November 2016, a group of Cherry Lodge members and volunteers enjoyed a most interesting guided walk around Bloomsbury. Thank you once again to Michael King, a CL volunteer befriender and experienced London tour guide, for providing his professional services free of charge. Thank you also to Yvonne, for organising the outing, and ... 

Irene’s Tea Party donation

July 8, 2016

Our photo shows Cherry Lodge member Irene Glanfield handing over a big cheque for £515 to Cherry Lodge’s Macmillan cancer information nurse Fiona Kiddle. Irene raised the money by holding a tea party in Digswell village church hall on 28th May 2016. She started planning the event while having chemo – and what started as a ... 

Milly Day 2016 – a treat for Cherry Lodge members

June 26, 2016

On Tuesday 21st June 2016, the longest day of the year, Cherry Lodge was treated to a Milly Day outing. The Milly Days charity gives ‘people who are in need of some peace and a chance to recharge’ the opportunity to spend a sponsored day at a beautiful riverside property in Buckinghamshire. This was the ... 

Live Life, Live Well – a healthy living day

May 23, 2016

‘Live Life, Live Well’ was a very informative and enjoyable ‘healthy living day’ put on by Cherry Lodge Cancer Care at Barnet Multicultural Community Centre (BMCC) in Hendon. This ticket-only, free event, held on Monday 16th May 2016, was attended by more than 90 people. The aim of the day – organised by Cherry Lodge’s nurses, ... 

Cherry Lodge Cancer Care AGM 2016

May 11, 2016

Cherry Lodge Cancer Care held its 2016 Annual General Meeting at the newly renovated Cherry Lodge Centre, Howard House, on Tuesday 10th May. The meeting was attended by a cross-section of members, volunteers, staff, trustees and patrons, all with a shared interest in the charity’s well-being. Dr Margaret Clark, chairman of the trustees, began with a ... 

Easter Egg raffle draw 2016

March 15, 2016

On account of the imminent building work and temporary relocation of Cherry Lodge services, our annual Easter Egg raffle was drawn a week early this year – at members’ drop-in on Tuesday 15th March 2016. As usual, the prize was a beautiful chocolate egg from The Chocolate Shop at Cockfosters. The draw was made by Brenda ...