The Cherry Pickers

of Cookham Dean

The Cherry Pickers is a group of people who all live in Cookham who seek to raise money through organising a variety of community based events and then donating the money to local good causes. Many in Cookham have been to events organised by us such as the Gravity Grand Prix and Boxing Day Games.

The group has been been running in its current form since 1976 although it does have a history going back a long time.

The Cherry Pickers have through the support of the village community been able to raise and donate an amazing £400,000 since 1976 to local good causes

Learn more about the Donations

1976

and still going strong

The group has been running events for and supported by the community to help raise money for good causes in a fun way since 1976

You are welcome to join us please go to the contact us page to find out more.

£400,000 +

and rising

We never set ourselves a target each year but without the tremendous support from the villagers of Cookham we could not done raise a pound. We are confident you will be right with us. A big big thank you.

35 +

local good causes have benefited

We are absolutely delighted that we have been able to help over 35 great initiatives and organisations. We are all proud that we have been able to make a difference.

Fund Raising Events For 2021

March - cancelled

A night of professional club comedians entertain help you laugh your way through 2 hours. Helped by a licenced bar and food.
Venue : Cookham Dean Village Hall
Tickets £15 Food £5 Doors Open 7 pm Show starts 8 pm
For Tickets Contact : Luke Dobson - lukedobson@hotmail.com


12th Sept 2021

The Cherry Pickers of Cookham Dean, organisers of the Gravity Grand Prix, have announced that they are hoping to stage the event on Sunday 12th September 2021.

The recent government announcements have paved the way to start making preparations. The Cherry Pickers will take account of all the guidance from national and local authorities and also listen carefully to the views of the residents of Cookham Dean. There is no final commitment yet and they will continue to review the situation between now and the end of May. They do, however, want to get a date in everyone’s diaries and have the contestants thinking about their karts which often take more than three months to build.

The Cherry Pickers hope to get up to 30 karts to accept the “Challenge of the hill” and sign up to race down the 350m course from the junction of Church Road and Spring Lane almost as far as Uncle Tom’s Cabin. It’s not just about speed as trophies are also awarded for kart design, amusement and build quality.

Initial responses from the community and competitors have been very positive with locals looking forward to some fun after such an extended period. The organisations that are supported by the event also urgently need funds. Since its inception in 2007, the event has raised well over £150,000 and enabled the Cherry Pickers to provide in excess of £130,000 of support to the Thames Valley Air Ambulance.

The organisers are very clear that the event will only go ahead if it is safe and sensible to do so and there is good local support.

Up to date information can be found on the Gravity Grand Prix website www.gravitygrandprix.co.uk and if you want to offer help or get in touch with the organisers, please email info@gravitygrandprix.co.uk



Venue: Cookham Dean, Church Road
Tickets Free yes Free Arrive any time Racing starts 1pm

4th Sept 2021

Down on Cookham Moor the Rotary organise the regatta. The Cherry Pickers famous green and white beer tent will be open for service from midday
Venue: Cookham Moor Bar opens midday

TBC

All the fun of a village fete run by the Cookham Dean Fete Team. The Cherry Pickers famous green and white beer tent will be open for service from midday
Venue: Village Green, Church Road, Cookham Dean Bar opens midday

8th Oct 2021

A night of professional club comedians entertain help you laugh your way through 2 hours. Helped by a licenced bar and food. Comedians include; Nick Page, Mark Palmer & Aideen McQueen with Matt Green as Compere
Venue : Cookham Dean Village Hall
Tickets £15 Food £5 Doors Open 7 pm Show starts 8 pm
For Tickets Contact : Luke Dobson - lukedobson@hotmail.com

TBC Dec

The Cherry Pickers are delighted to host a party for the villages Senior Citizens. If you need help to get there and return safely home we are happy to arrange this. An afternoon tea party with entertainment, raffles and a visit from Father Christmas. If you would like to come and have not received an invite in the past contact Paul. See details below
Venue : Cookham Dean Village Hall
Tickets apply to Paul or Elizabeth House Doors Open 1pm and wraps up by 5pm
For Tickets Contact : Paul Webb 6 Bass Mead, Cookham, SL6 9DJ

TBC Dec

The Cherry Pickers spread christmas cheer by carol singing in all the pubs and restaurants in Cookham and Cookham Dean. We aim to raise money from the patrons and anybody we bump in to along the roads. We will provide directions to lost party goers, for a donation of course.
Venue : Starts at the Ferry Public House, then the long walk begins.
Starts 7 pm

26th Dec

The Cherry Pickers organise the famous Boxing Day games, with fun filled challenges for the teams taking part and enjoyment for the spectators. All welocme to particiapate
Venue : Village Green, Cookham Dean, Church Road Cookham Dean
Starts Midday on Boxing Day