Forthcoming events

Snowdrop Run
Sat 16 Feb 2019

We are delighted and most grateful to the Cambridge & District MG Owners' Club for nominating Cherryhomes as their sponsored charity for their 14th Annual "Snowdrop Run" which starts at Melbourn Village college and culminates at Chippenham Park. Let's hope for a fine day! cambsmgoc.com/snowdrop-run/

Bassingbourn Village Market

Look out for us at the next Village Market.

Recent events

Bassingbourn Village Market
December 2018

Yes, we were back again this year and our picture shows Angela, one of our Trustees, at the Village Market raising funds for the Trust.

Bassingbourn December 2018

Bassingbourn Mayhem
27 May 2018

Cherryhomes Trust had a marquee providing tea and cake and selling fine preserves at the Bassingbourn Mayhem 2018.

Bassingbourn Mayhem 2018

Cherryhomes Trust Annual General Meeting
15 March 2018

We were delighted to hold our Annual General Meeting and Reunion at Melbourn United Reformed Church Hall. Although this was a late substitution from the originally planned venue, it proved to be a most suitable alternative and may well become our regular venue. Despite any difficulties in locating a new venue in the dark, it was good to see many of our "Sponsored Members" together with friends and others who support the charity in different ways. Our Chairman's Report (click here to download) summarises the activity during the past year.
We were also delighted to be able to welcome Sarah Charlton and Tracey Demartino from Aurora Meldreth Manor School as our guest speakers. The School primarily supports young people between 6 and 19 years of age who have highly complex learning and physical difficulties but, as we heard, is now able to continue support into early adulthood. Sarah, an Occupational Therapist and Tracey, an Adult Skills Tutor gave a moving account of their work. As usual, the evening concluded with light refreshments and a time to catch up with old (and make new) friends.

Bassingbourn Village Market
December 2017

Our picture shows Angela, one of our Trustees, at the Village Market raising funds for the Trust by selling her preserves, together with other preserves made by our Trustee, Margaret and some beautiful Christmas decorations handmade by Joyce, yet another of our Trustees.

Bassingbourn December 2017

Musical Evening
28 April 2017

We were privileged to welcome three internationally renowned musicians (see picture): Emma Hanlan (flute), Kate Elmitt (piano) and Catherine Wilmers (cello) who, as the Montagnana Trio, delighted the audience in Melbourn's United Reformed Church with an entertainingly varied programme of music from composers dating from the 18th century to the current day. We are grateful to the Elders and Members of Melbourn URC for allowing us free use of their lovely facilities. Preceded by drinks and canapés and with a hot supper served in the Hall at the conclusion of the programme, the evening raised a wonderful total of £1,895 to help with our work.

Musical Evening 2017

Cherryhomes Trust Annual General Meeting
30 March 2017

We were delighted to hold our Annual General Meeting and Reunion at the new Arthur Rank House in Shelford Bottom. It was good to see many of our "Sponsored Members" together with friends and others who support the charity in different ways. Our Chairman's Report (click here to download) summarises the activity during the past year.
We were also delighted to have Mr Paul Haynes as our guest speaker. Paul, who is Lecturer in Marketing at Royal Holloway University of London and the father of Ethan (see Testimonials), described his family's experiences with Health and Social services to date from a personal perspective in a most interesting talk entitled: 'The NHS experience and service provision: filling the gaps'.

Bassingbourn Village Market
December 2016

Angela (one of our Trustees) and Abigail raising funds at the Bassingbourn Christmas Market.

Bassingbourn December 2015

Barn Dance at Castle Street Methodist Church

Joyce, (one of our Trustees) was the "Caller" at a Barn Dance at Castle Street Methodist Church who were kind enough to let Cherryhomes share in the proceeds.

Bassingbourn December 2015

Handover of Theracycle to Addenbrooke's
21 July 2016

Cherryhomes recently bought a theracycle and donated it to the physiotherapy gym associated with the Lewin Rehabilitation Unit. It was formally handed over on 21 July 2016 by our Chairman, Barry Monk. Picture by kind permission of Media Studio CUH Trust.

Theracycle

Bassingbourn Big Bash and Mayhem Weekend
29 May 2016

Cherryhomes Trust held a stall selling fine preserves at the Bassingbourn Big Bash and Mayhem Weekend.

Bassingbourn Big Bash and Mayhem Weekend

Cherryhomes Trust Annual General Meeting
14 April 2016, 7.30pm

This was held at Arthur Rank House, Brookfields Hospital, Mill Road, Cambridge CB1 3DF. We were delighted to welcome many of our "Sponsored Members" together with others who support the Charity in different ways on a very wet evening which, sadly, caused some to have to cancel their attendance at the last moment as they couldn't get out of their drive! We were most fortunate to have, as our guest speaker for the evening, Dr John Hedges (a local G.P.) who addressed the question "Why do we need health and social care charities in a Welfare State?" It was a most interesting perspective and concluded that, amongst other reasons, the health benefit of "wellbeing" generated for both giver and receiver is significant and being both small, in comparison to bodies like the NHS, and local allows such charities to act and react more swiftly and appropriately to service the need. Our Chairman's Report (click here to download) summarises the activity during the past year.

Bassingbourn Village Market
December 2015

Angela sold a selection of delicious jams and chutneys, home made by herself and Margaret, at the Christmas market held in Bassinbourn church.

Bassingbourn December 2015

Musical Evening
25 September 2015

We were delighted and privileged to welcome Catherine Wilmers (cello) and Ilga Pitkevica (piano) for a musical evening at Melbourn's United Reformed Church. Their exciting musical programme was preceded by drinks and canapés and followed by a hot supper. A total of £1,500 was raised.

Musical Evening 2015

Barrington Ball
13 June 2015

Cherryhomes Trust was thrilled to be selected along with Blue Smile as the charities to benefit from this years' Barrington Charity Ball. The Ball raised a wonderful total and Cherryhomes half share amounted to £5,000 for which we are most grateful.

Cherryhomes Trust Annual General Meeting
30 April 2015, 7.30pm

This was held at Arthur Rank House, Brookfields Hospital, Mill Road, Cambridge CB1 3DF.
Our speaker for the evening was Mr Ben Isles, who spoke about his role as head of the Employee Disability Network at his firm in Cambridge. Ben shared his unique experience of appearing on stage at the O2 Arena with Lenny Henry. Our Chairman's Report (click here to download) summarises the activity during the past year.

Cherryhomes Trust Annual General Meeting
3 April 2014, 7.30pm

This was held at Arthur Rank House, Brookfields Hospital, Mill Road, Cambridge CB1 3DF.
It was good to see many of our "Sponsored Members" with us together with some of those who continue to support the Charity in many different ways. Our Chairman's Report (click here to download) summarises the activity during the past year. This year, we were delighted to have Kim Clark with us, to share her knowledge. Kim manages the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge. She presented and explained the services they provide and engaged in a lively Q & A session at the end. As is our custom, the evening was rounded off with light refreshments and a glass of wine or fruit juice.

Cherryhomes Trust. Registered Charity Number: 272762