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.

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 ... 

Lights of Love – an event to remember

November 30, 2015

On Sunday 29th November 2015, Cherry Lodge Cancer Care held its annual Lights of Love event in The Spires Shopping Centre, Barnet. Fortunately for us, the Spires’ management had kindly allowed the use of an empty shop, which made life a lot easier and kinder as the wind was fierce and the rain cold and ... 

Afternoon of American Song and Swing

September 23, 2015

On 22nd September 2015, singer Chirag Goyate presented an afternoon of delightful music to Cherry Lodge members, volunteers and their friends. We first met Chirag in July when he sang with the band that gave us New York, New York, an evening of music from the Big Band era and American Songbook. Getting him back to ... 

Milly Day for Cherry Lodge Members

July 24, 2015

Cherry Lodge Cancer Care sends a big thank you to Milly Days for making Thursday 23rd July 2015 a special day for a group of our members. 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 wonderful riverside ... 

Guided Walk around Soho

June 23, 2015

A friendly group of Cherry Lodge members and volunteers enjoyed a most interesting walk around Soho on Friday 19th June 2015. The walk was led by Michael King, a volunteer befriender at Cherry Lodge who is also an experienced professional tour guide. Many thanks to Michael for sharing his knowledge and for giving his time ... 

Cherry Lodge Annual Lecture 2015

May 13, 2015

The 2015 Cherry Lodge Annual Lecture followed on immediately after the 2015 Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 12th May. This year’s speaker was Alison Hibberd, Carers Service Manager at Barnet Carers Centre, who proved to be an excellent choice with her very interesting and informative talk on ‘Services from Barnet Carers Centre’. Over the years, Cherry Lodge ... 

Cherry Lodge AGM 2015

May 13, 2015

Cherry Lodge Cancer Care held its 2015 Annual General Meeting at Howard House on Tuesday 12th May. The meeting was attended by a cross section of interested parties: members, volunteers, staff, trustees and patrons. Dr Margaret Clark, chairman of the trustees, began with a few words of welcome, which were followed by formal approval of  ... 

Applause for John Churchill – and thanks!

March 3, 2015

John Churchill, a member of Cherry Lodge, successfully ran the 10k London Winter Run on Sunday 1st February 2015. The run, organised by Cancer Research UK, followed a very scenic route, starting at the London Eye and passing St Paul’s cathedral and Tower Hill. John raised £1,720 for Cherry Lodge, with a lot of the money ...