Orchid exists to save men's lives from testicular, prostate and penile cancers
through pioneering research and promoting awareness
2010 saw King Sturge celebrate their 250th anniversary of the founding by John Player of a business which was the original precursor of King Sturge, the International Property Consultants. To celebrate the anniversary King Sturge launched the 1760 Charity Appeal.
We are delighted to announce that the 1760 Charity Appeal raised over a staggering £112,000 for Orchid.
There are a range of events that were being organised throughout the year, including the annual King Sturge Property Triathlon being held in Windsor on Friday 9th July 2010, a 1,200 mile cycle relay linking all the UK offices, a viewing of the Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy and a 1760 staff day throughout their UK offices. For more details please log onto there website www.kingsturge1760.com
Congratulations to all of those that took part in the King Sturge Property Triathlon at Dorney Lake on Friday 9th July. It was a fantastic day and raised £60,000 for Orchid. A huge thank you to everyone that took part. Lawrence Dallaglio even dropped in to say hello to the Orchid team!
King Sturge is a leading supplier of property services to owners and occupiers in the UK through over 1,400 people in 26 locations. Services include agency, asset management, building consultancy, business recovery, corporate real estate services, investment, lease consultancy, planning and valuations as well as a complete range of financial services to the property sector.
As part of the 1760 Charity Appeal, Felix Rigg, principal auctioneer at King Sturge, has brought out a CD to help raise funds for Orchid. Felix was a professional musician before his career in property and has continued to play the piano. The CD has raised over £11,000 for Orchid which is outstanding. Thank you to everyone who bought the CD.
Retailer next is to launch a pack of boxer shorts to support male cancer charity Orchid’s valuable research and awareness campaigns. next will donate £2 from every pack of the Orchid design jersey shorts sold to Orchid. The boxer shorts, supplied as a pack of three, are on sale in branches of next from April priced at £18.00 per pack – the perfect gift for the men in your life.
A special feature of these boxers is the fabric design made up of Orchid’s stylised orchid image. The packaging highlights the number of men that will be diagnosed with a uniquely male cancer this year – over 37,000.
2,900 packs of the special Orchid boxer shorts will be on sale from April in next stores across the UK.
Rebecca Porta, Director of Orchid: “Orchid is delighted next has chosen to support our work with the Orchid design boxer shorts which go on sale in April in the run up to Orchid’s Male Cancer Awareness week 20-26th April 2009. The male cancers; prostate, penile and testicular, which affect men of all ages, are sadly increasing in incident. It may be through lack of recognition of the early signs and symptoms or a delay in visiting the GP, but in many cases the disease will have spread before diagnosis making it far harder to treat – men need to sit up and take notice of their health. The specially designed boxer shorts will help to raise awareness and all funds raised will help Orchid’s pioneering research into the causes, diagnosis and treatment of these potentially life threatening cancers”.
On Tuesday 2 February talkSPORT, the UK's number one sport commercial radio station hosted a Hall Of Fame Event at the Sheraton Park Lane Hotel. Hosted by talkSPORT presenter Jeremy Kyle, the ceremony witnessed ten great sportsmen and two legendary football teams become the first entrants into the talkSPORT Hall of Fame.
Established in February 2009, the talkSPORT Hall of Fame honours and acknowledges sporting greatness by both individuals and teams. From a shortlist decided by experts in the relevant sporting arenas, voting was then thrown open entirely to the public with the top two individuals or teams in each category being inducted.
Amongst the guests at the ceremony were world champion boxers Joe Calzaghe and Duke McKenzie, former England internationals Ray Parlour and Lee Sharpe, World Cup winner Ossie Ardiles, F1 driver Johnny Herbert, rugby league legends Martin Offiah and Ellery Hanley and Wales rugby union legend Gareth Edwards, who was inaugurated as of one the greatest rugby players of all time. A number of these sports personalities signed a range of sporting memorabilia ready to be auctioned off live on talkSPORT radio, with the money raised coming directly to Orchid.
A huge thank you must go to everyone at talkSPORT for supporting Orchid, with a special mention to radio presenter Robyn Schonhofer for her continuous support.
The suit worn by Harry Redknapp which was soaked following Spur's win over Manchester City raised £7,500 for charity when auctioned by talkSPORT. The bid came from Spurs season ticket holder and sports memrobilia collector Mark Banner.
Orchid is delighted to be supported by Bath Rugby Club as their official charity for 2009-2011. In a bid to raise awareness of male cancers, Orchid's logo is displayed on the back of players' shirts. Information about male cancers and the work of Orchid also features in match programmes, the Club’s website and at events during the season.www.bathrugby.com
We are very proud to have Orchid on the back of our shirts," commented David. "It's nice to think we might make a difference. Lots of people see us each week and we are on the TV this week, which will hopefully increase the impact. I am really glad that the club have got behind it and the boys are all supporting it.
Bath 2010 Prop,
Bath rugby Club also supported Orchid Male Cancer Awareness Week 2010 by hosting an Awareness Match at Bath home ground on Saturday 17 April 2010. In addition to the Awareness Match, members of the team took part in a kicking challenge to see how many drop goals they could score in just 37 seconds as part of Orchid’s new fundraising campaign ‘37,000 steps to beat male cancer’ and to raise awareness for Orchid.
To view the challenge please log on to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5cU0SXRSjI
Orchid is delighted to be supported by Raging Bull the sports and leisure clothing company.
Orchid is delighted to announce a new partnership with Raging Bull the sports and leisure clothing company.
'Raging Bull' Phil Vickery is helping to raise awareness of testicular cancer with tackle it clothing range.
The 'Raging Bull', England rugby and Wasps’ Phil Vickery represents a well-known icon in the world of rugby union. Phil also has his own sports and leisure clothing company, and has partnered with Orchid as he introduces his latest leisure wear range, the Tackle It collection, which supports Orchid’s campaign to raise awareness of testicular cancer and the symptoms associated with the disease amongst young men. 30% of all proceeds from the sale of clothing from the range will be donated to Orchid.
I'm delighted that Raging Bull is joining the fight against male cancer and backing the Tackle It campaign. Partnering and campaigning with Orchid is a great way to gain more exposure for the cause and encourage men to be more aware of the early signs of cancer and check themselves regularly
Raging Bull is supplying the official Tackle It clothing range through its stockists, including high street retailer High & Mighty and the RFU, and online at www.ragingbull.com
We are delighted to announce that Hammonds LLP London office has selected Orchid as one of two ’chosen charities’ for 2009-2010, to raise funds to help fight male cancer.
A broad schedule of activities which focuses on fundraising as well as promoting awareness of the male cancers has been put together for all employees to participate in throughout the year. Hammonds is encouraging everyone to get involved in the activities and to take advantage of the opportunity to learn about the uniquely male cancers and to become familiar with the signs and symptoms associated with them.
Robert Weekes, Head of London feels this is a particularly appropriate time to be supporting Orchid with over 37,000 men expected to be diagnosed with a male specific cancer this year. He said "We are keen to do as much as we can to raise both funds and awareness of the often overlooked male cancers."
Hammonds LLP is a leading commercial law firm employing over 1300 people, working out of 15 offices in 7 countries. Each Hammonds' office chooses its own charity to support throughout the year.
We are grateful to Hammonds LLP London Office for choosing to support Orchid throughout 2009 and look forward to working with everyone there in raising funds and promoting awareness about male cancer. The comprehensive schedule of activities is designed to engage the interest and support of everyone at Hammonds from challenge event adrenalin junkies to quiz addicts.
Director of Orchid
For more information about corporate partnerships or employee fundraising please email: email@example.com
Orchid is working in partnership with Re:Cycle Your Mobile to raise funds for research into prevention, diagnosis and treatment of prostate, penile and testicular cancers whilst providing an environmentally safe end of life solution for unwanted mobile phones.
The Orchid recycling envelope has been designed to deliver key messages about the uniquely male cancers and aims to save men’s lives through early recognition and diagnosis of these cancers.
To find out more about the Orchid campaign visit: www.recyclingappeal.com/orchid where you can print a label or order envelopes
You can also donate your unwanted phone(s) by placing in any secure envelope and using the freepost address
P O Box 137
Remember to remove your sim card before mailing. Chargers should also be included to ensure that they are reused or recycled and don’t end up in landfill sites.
The campaign is being supported by Austin Reed and envelopes can be picked up at any branch during February.
Benefits of recycling:
Companies upgrading their mobile phones can donate their unwanted phones to Orchid – please call to discuss 0203 465 5766 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Udderly Smooth is a greaseless, stainless moisturising cream. Udderly Smooth has been supporting Orchid events since February 2010 and is a great hit with our event participants! More information can be found at http://www.udderlysmooth.co.uk/