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.

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 ... 

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 ...