Coronavirus Update

While the Cherry Lodge centre at Howard House remains closed due to the coronavirus, our three Specific Cancer Support Groups are meeting online via Zoom. If you have not previously attended, please email Fiona and she will send you the invite and Zoom link nearer the time.

Specific Cancer Support Groups

In normal times, the Cherry Lodge Centre provides a welcoming meeting place for Support Groups for people affected by site-specific cancers. You do not need to be a member of Cherry Lodge to attend these groups. They meet every 6 weeks and are facilitated by one of the Cherry Lodge Cancer Information Nurses. Sometimes guest speakers are invited to attend or an informative DVD is shown.

These groups are currently meeting via Zoom. Please contact Fiona on 020 8441 7000 or email if you have not attended previously. Fiona will send out notifications and Zoom links nearer the time.

The Lymphoma Group (meeting via Zoom)

Wednesdays at 6.15pm.

Next Zoom meetings: 13th January 2021, Wednesday 24th February 2021, Wednesday 31st March 2021.

Ovarian Support Group (meeting via Zoom)

Please note that this group is now meeting on different days of the week.

Zoom meetings will take place at 6.15pm on: Wednesday 20th January 2021; Tuesday 23rd February 2021; Tuesday 30th March 2021.

Men Down Under (meeting via Zoom)

For gentlemen diagnosed with prostate, bladder and testicular cancers. If you have a different cancer but feel you would still like the support of this group please contact Fiona on 020 8441 7000 or email

Tuesdays at 6.15pm.

Next Zoom meetings: Tuesday 19th January 2021, 16th February 2021, 16th March 2021.

Younger Women’s Group

This was a pilot group for younger women with any type of cancer. Sadly, attendance proved very difficult for people with so many different commitments and after a two-year trial the group was discontinued in June 2017. Cherry Lodge will, of course, continue to welcome and make our services available to younger women. Other services that might be of interest are Shine Cancer Support (a group for young adults with cancer) and the younger women’s forum at Breast Cancer Care.

Support for other Groups

Cancer Carers’ Support Group

In normal times, this group is facilitated off-site by Cherry Lodge’s Outreach Nurse. It meets at:

Barnet Carers Centre, 3rd Floor Global House, 303 Ballards Lane, North Finchley N12 8NP

2nd Monday of each month, 1.30pm to 3.00pm.

For further information contact Kirsty at Cherry Lodge on 020 8441 7000

Cornflower Cancer Support Group

Based in Burnt Oak, this group became a satellite of Cherry Lodge Cancer Care in 2017. Before that, it was an independent organisation with the name Sunflower Cancer Support.

Parish Hall, 4 Thirleby Road, Burnt Oak, HA8 OHQ

2nd Tuesday of every month, 7.00pm to 9.00pm.

For further information please contact Kirsty at Cherry Lodge on 020 8441 7000 or

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