Charity information


Over 43,000 men are diagnosed every year in the UK with testicular, prostate and penile cancer. Orchid is the UK’s leading charity working in the area of male-specific cancers. It provides support to people affected by or interested in these cancers through funding a world-class research programme, awareness and education campaigns and a range of vital support services.

Founded 1996

  • Mission statement

    Orchid exists to save men's lives from prostate, penile and testicular cancers. Our aim is to promote greater knowledge and awareness about male specific cancers by funding integrated scientific and medical research into prevention, diagnosis and treatment of these diseases and providing information about them to men and women throughout the UK, helping to ensure a better quality of life or even life itself for those affected.

  • Aims

    Orchid aims to:

    • Support services – Orchid offers everyone affected by or interested in male cancer an extensive range of services.
    • Education and awareness campaigns – on a national level Orchid raises awareness of male cancer and educates men in the signs and symptoms of cancer.
    • A pioneering, world class research programme - our funding of innovative research in the cancer field remains a key focus of Orchid’s work.
  • Overview

    Established: May 1996

    Registered Charity Number: 1080540

    Board members: 11

    Full time staff: 6

    Part time staff: 2

    Volunteers: 50

    Phone number: 0203 745 7310

    Address: 231-233 North Gower Street NW1 2NR

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