Thank you to all Asda colleagues who have continued to go the extra mile and raise vital funds for Orchid. Over the past two years colleagues have held a number of unique events including getting up close and personal in a Strictly Come Dancing competition organised by Brackmills Depot, putting on the amazing festival of speed event called ‘On Your Marks’ that takes place in Leicestershire organised by the team at Lutterworth CDC, IDC and ADC, colleagues at Wakefield CDC cycled 72 miles, and Didcot organised an epic London to Paris bike ride.
Rebecca Porta, Orchid CEO said: “I am overwhelmed by the generosity and dedication from Asda colleagues who have supported Orchid since our partnership began in January 2013. It means so much to the men who we care for and I can’t thank them enough for their passion and enthusiasm for fundraising.”
This support means Orchid have been able to provide more information to men and their families via their Orchid Male Cancer Information service – and invested more funds towards research to help find better ways to diagnosis, treat and manage male cancer.
Orchid, which was formed in 1996 by former testicular cancer patient Colin Osborne, offers support and information to people affected by male-specific cancer. It does this through a dedicated medical research programme plus education and awareness campaigns – as well as a range of support services. Find out more on their website – and keep an eye out for how you can help this great cause!