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 


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. 

      £430,000 +

        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 2023

10th Sept 2023

The Cherry Pickers of Cookham Dean, organisers of the Gravity Grand Prix, have announced that they are hoping to stage the event on Sunday 11th September 2022.

In 2021, the day has directly raised nearly £21,000 for the Thames Valley Air Ambulance and other local good causes and has also created around £30,000 of food and drink trade for local businesses.

Chair of the organising team, Max Stevenson, said “A lot of people have given significant effort to get the 2021 event off the ground and we are very pleased with the result.  We were blessed with fine weather and it was clear that local people were happy to be out and about again and supported us in large numbers.  We look forward to planning next year’s event.”

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.

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

Venue: Cookham Dean, Church Road

Tickets Free  yes Free           Arrive any time        Racing starts 1pm        

3nd Sept  2023

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

16th Sept 2022

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

28th Apr 2023

A night of professional club comedians entertain help you laugh your way through 2 hours. Helped by a licenced bar and food. 
MC is Dustin MooreOpening act is Danny WardMiddle is Louie Green Closing is Steve N Allen
Venue : Cookham Dean Village Hall
Tickets £20 Food Ploughmans £7.50 and pasty £5         Doors Open 7 pm      Show starts 8 pm
For Tickets Contact : Luke Dobson -

9th Dec 2023

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


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