I have been so overwhelmed by the interest in my cheeky new T-shirt range, rude botany that I’ve decided to join forces with leading male cancer charity, Orchid, and will be donating 10% from the sales of a selected range of shirts.

Holding Catharanthus, a plant which has a role in the research of cancer treatment

Believe or not, the typical Latin script that emblazons every T-shirt is actually a REAL plant name. (If you don’t believe me, go take a peek!) Until now, it was only horticultural students that knew how smutty the plant world actually was! The secret’s out now anyway, and we all hope it will encourage men to check themselves more often!

Rubus cockburnianus

Philadelphus erectus

When men are able to identify the warning signs and receive early diagnosis and treatment, an outcome is much more likely to be positive. Every year, 50,000 men in the UK are diagnosed with testicular, prostrate or penile cancer. Sadly, there is still some taboo linked to these cancers and the initial checking process.

Orchid were established in 1996, and offer a one-stop shop for anyone worried about male cancers. The charity was founded by testicular cancer patient, Colin Obsorne MBE and the oncologist that saved his life, Professor Tim Oliver.

During a year, Orchid speak to 3,000 men that either have concerns about their level of risk or are undergoing treatment, thanks to their dedicated and specialist nurse bank. They also produce a range of educational literature and set up roadshows, all of which are designed in a way that appeals to the shy, sometimes proud, male population.

Mr Plant Geek and rude botany are planning a range of exciting activities throughout 2017, each designed to highlight these often unmentioned male cancers. Keep up to date by subscribing to the regular newsletter here.

10% from the sale of each Philadelphus erectus, Rubus cockburnianus and Phallus impudicus T-shirt will be donated to the Orchid charity. T-shirts start from just £18, and are premium quality and with a choice of 17 colours. Shop the range now!

  • Great business-charity idea! 😉 I’ll check the website.

    June 1, 2017

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