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Bawbags Underwear was established in 2007 on a mission to keep the nation’s baws tidy and raise money and awareness for cancer charities at the same time. Since then, we have raised over £60,000 for charities including Everyman, Orchid, Medical Detection Dogs, and we have recently partnered with the Teenage Cancer Trust with a donation of £10,000.

 

Teenage Cancer Trust Logo

In addition to the large donation, as part of a campaign partnership to say #PantsToCancer, we have also been raising money through sales of a new range of underwear in the red, blue and black of Teenage Cancer Trust’s logo. 
 
Each day seven young people aged 13-24 are diagnosed with cancer in the UK and Teenage Cancer Trust is the only UK charity dedicated to providing specialist nursing and care to them.  
 
The donation from Bawbags will help fund Teenage Cancer Trust’s four specialist units across Scotland that offer age-appropriate care for teenagers and young adults. Six Clinical TYA Cancer Nurse Specialists working alongside NHS Scotland staff are also based within local hospitals, providing access to care for young people who previously did not have access to any specialist support.
 
 
Every pair of men’s Bawbags boxers now includes a self-check guide highlighting the simple diagnostic tests that wearers can do to check for the signs of testicular cancer.

 

Orchid Logo

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.

 

Medical Detection Dogs Logo

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...

Ulric

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.