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Gentlemen's Evening in support of Orchid: Male Cancer Charity

Racing
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12 June 2018

In conjunction with NetBet, Fontwell Park Racecourse are supporting Orchid: Male Cancer Charity during their Gentlemen’s Evening fixture on 16 June.

On 16 June 2018, Fontwell Park Racecourse will host their Gentlemen’s Evening fixture in support of Orchid: Male Cancer Charity. The day is set to draw a large crowd with the racecourse hosting plenty of entertainment including live music, premium menswear and more.

The partnership is particularly important to the staff at Fontwell with their Executive Director, Jonathan Acott currently fighting cancer for the sixth time in his life.  The team at the racecourse wanted to do something that would make a real impact and help raise awareness – and supporting a charity like Orchid on Gentlemen’s Evening seemed like a perfect fit.

Georgie Newman, one of the main event organisers has said: “It has been an understandably difficult time for all concerned at Fontwell Park during the treatment of our executive director, but we’re happy that we’re able to channel our energy into this incredibly important cause. We want to be able to make a difference and bring awareness to men of all ages. We’re hoping for a successful day and that everyone will donate generously to this brilliant charity that is close to so many hearts.”

On the subject of the partnership between Orchid and Fontwell, Orchid’s spokesperson has said: “We are delighted to be part of Fontwell Park’s Gent’s Evening. As a very a small charity, this important partnership will have a real impact on our work, supporting the 50,000 men diagnosed each year with prostate, testicular and penile cancer.

Orchid, Fighting Male Cancer, exists to save men’s lives from prostate, testicular and penile cancer, through pioneering research, education and awareness programs in addition to dedicated nurse led services. Orchid is a small influential charity solely dedicated to improving the lives of men of all ages who are at risk of, or affected by male cancer.”

In support of the cause, Race Sponsor, NetBet will be generously donating £100 as a charity bet to Orchid of which all proceeds will go directly to the charity.

Tickets for Gentlemen's Evening are still available from just £15. 

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