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Thank you to all Asda colleagues who went the extra mile to raise vital funds for Orchid. Over the year colleagues got up close and personal in a Strictly Come Dancing competition organised by Brackmills Depot, colleagues at Wakefield CDC cycled 72 miles, and Grangemouth held a sponsored canoe race.

Rebecca Porta, Orchid CEO said: “I am overwhelmed by the support and dedication from Asda colleagues to support Orchid this year. It means so much to the men who we support and I can’t thank them enough for giving their time to support us.”

Orchid 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!

Posted in Orchid on 12 May 2014
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We’re delighted to support Orchid – a charity whose mission is to save men’s lives from male-specific cancers.

Orchid, which was formed in 1996 by former testicular cancer patient Colin Osborne, offers support and information to people affected by male-specfic cancer. It does this through a dedicated medical research programme plus education and awareness campaigns – as well as a range of support services.

Orchid puts on loads of great events in communities – including a Community Golf Programme for young people, health information sessions, awareness events and roadshows. The charity also has a range of information materials for patients and their families, including factsheets and online resources.

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Orchid aims to give every health clinic, school and workplace in the UK the right knowledge and skills to tackle male-specific cancers. And here at Asda we want to help it achieve its targets and raise awareness – as well as support its pioneering research and nursing programmes.

We’re also working with Orchid to promote a healthy lifestyle through sport and exercise, and are backing fundraising events including the launch of “The BIG BBQ”.

Asda Chief Executive Andy Clarke said: “I hope this new and exciting partnership will help men and women be aware of the symptoms and also help raise a significant amount of money for this fantastic cause.”

If you have been recently diagnosed with a male cancer, are a family member seeking more information or a are healthcare professional looking to run an information session, Orchid is here to help. Visit their website and look out for more information on how you can help to support this great cause!

Posted in Orchid on 30 January 2013