Orchid is recognised as the leading UK charity in the field of testicular, prostate and penile cancers and they provide a range of support services, as well as pioneering research and raising awareness. We are proud to donate to Orchid who provide such amazing services to those diagnosed with cancer and their families.
“We are delighted to be one of the chosen charities for Bawbags Underwear. To date they have raised £20,000 which is fantastic and will help support Orchid and allow us to help the many men out there affected by male specific cancer and their families. Over 43,000 men are diagnosed every year in the UK with testicular, prostate and penile cancer and cases are on the increase. Our partnership provides a real boost for our vital work raising funds and awareness across the UK and we are very grateful to everyone at Bawbags for making this possible”. Amy Smock, Business Development Manager, Orchid
Every year over 43,000 men in the UK will be diagnosed with prostate, testicular and penile cancer. Of these men over 41,000 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, over 2,200 will be diagnosed with testicular cancer and 500 will be diagnosed with the rare penile cancer. Sadly, these numbers are increasing.
Orchid is the UK’s leading charity working on behalf of anyone affected by or interested in male cancer – prostate, testicular and penile cancer. Established in 1996 by testicular cancer patient, Colin Osborne MBE and the oncologist who saved his life, Professor Tim Oliver, Orchid exists to save men’s lives from male cancer through a range of support services, education and awareness campaigns and a pioneering research programme.
We began our support of Medical Detection Dogs in early 2014 with the release of our Dug's Baws project and special edition boxers. We donated £5,000 to help pay for the training of our very own medical detection dog, Ulric. Here he is, hard at work...
It is estimated that 30% of a dog’s brain is dedicated to analysing odour. Ulric has been trained to detect cancer cells which release small amounts of volatile substances, which he can detect through his acute sense of smell. We hope that this will eventually enable scientists to develop an early cancer screening system. Our support of MDD is ongoing and a portion of proceeds from every sale of our Dug's Baws boxers goes to a fund which will support another dog in the future.