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26 April, London: With Testicular Cancer Awareness Month drawing to a close this week, Buzz Bingo, the UK’s largest bingo operator, has launched a limited-edition collection of boxers - complete with a cheeky bingo ball themed design – to ensure that awareness around the disease continues well beyond this month.

With around 2,300 men in the UK diagnosed with the disease each year, the tongue-in-cheek boxers have been created in collaboration with Orchid, a Male Cancer Charity. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the kecks’ sales will go to the charity, with the aim of raising both awareness and support around the cancer.

The boxers, available in small, medium, large, and extra-large, available to purchase via Etsy, feature a fun design which sees two bingo balls suggestively placed where the testes typically sit. Written on the bingo balls are the numbers ‘25’ and ‘49’ marking the ages when the cancer is statistically most commonly diagnosed*.

Harry Lang, Marketing Director at Buzz Bingo said: “While Testicular Cancer Awareness month is coming to an end, with the disease affecting around 2,300 men in the UK each year, it’s important that awareness goes way beyond April. With their cheeky design, we hope these bingo ball boxers bring a smile to people’s faces and raise money for this great cause. At Buzz Bingo supporting our local communities and causes close to our hearts is so important, which is why we’re so pleased to have teamed up with such a brilliant charity”.

Ali Orhan, CEO at Orchid said: “We’re delighted Buzz Bingo are helping to raise both money and awareness during Testicular Cancer Awareness month. We want people to understand that although we are saddened by the number of men who are battling testicular cancer each year, there is a 98% chance of survival for ten years with early detection. These boxers are a fun reminder for men to check their balls regularly; early detection is so important as it is associated with an expanded number of available treatment options and improved quality of life.”

After temporarily closing all Buzz Bingo venues to adhere to COVID-19 restrictions, clubs are set to reopen in line with the proposed timeline for lockdown restrictions easing. Until then, players can still play online bingo and slots at buzzbingo.com.

What is Testicular Cancer?

Testicular cancer occurs when normal, healthy cells. Which are carefully regulated by the body. Begin to reproduce uncontrollably within an area of the body such as the testicles. Unlike many cancers, there are few known strong risk factors for testicular cancer.

About Orchid:

Orchid is a charity solely dedicated to improving the lives of men who are at risk of or affected by male cancer. Their support services include dedicated Orchid Male Cancer Information Nurse Specialists, a freephone National Male Cancer Helpline, a Testicular Cancer Counselling Service, a portfolio of Information Standard accredited publications and a community Roadshow Programme.

More information can be found via the charities website: https://orchid-cancer.org.uk/testicular-cancer/

If you notice any changes in your body or have a concern please call Orchid’s National Male Cancer Helpline 0808 802 0010 or email helpline@orchid-cancer.org.uk

About Buzz Bingo:

Buzz Bingo is the UK’s largest retail bingo operator and launched its online platform, buzzbingo.com in September 2018, which is already one of the leading online bingo brands in the UK.

Buzz Bingo’s cross-generational community numbers over 1.1 million active club members, where 91 clubs welcome thousands of players through their doors to enjoy bingo, play slots games and experience a great night out. Buzz Bingo runs its clubs and website from its Nottingham and London headquarters.

NB. Buzz Bingo rebranded from Gala Leisure Ltd in May 2018 following the sale of Ladbrokes Coral Group Plc’s retail clubs.