Orchid wins funding from the National Lottery Community Fund! 

Published: 19th March 2021

Orchid is delighted to announce that the charity has been awarded a grant from the National Lottery Community Fund to deliver a 3-year project to help overcome the barriers to engaging with prostate cancer. 

Working in targeted locations, the focus of the project will be to support men from identified communities to overcome barriers to engaging with prostate cancer, including those additional barriers resulting from the coronavirus pandemic. 

The project will be delivered in Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle, Bradford, Leeds, Birmingham, Nottingham, Wolverhampton, Dudley and Bristol where Orchid will recruit and train Volunteer Community Champions to help cascade prostate cancer messages to men at high risk of this cancer.  

Orchid CEO Ali Orhan commented; “This funding is so very timely. Far too many men are presenting with prostate cancer symptoms when their cancer is advanced which can mean a poorer prognosis and fewer treatment options being available to them. With this grant Orchid will be able to develop a prostate cancer service which will be focused on men who are marginalised and excluded from mainstream cancer information. Through learning about prostate cancer signs, symptoms and risk factors, these men will have the increased knowledge about when and how to seek help quickly which will potentially avoid poorer outcomes and the consequences that treatment and life after cancer can bring.” 

We will shortly begin recruitment for the posts to deliver the project, and so please check our website for details.