Meet Gareth

Gareth O'BrienAfter Surviving testicular cancer for 5yrs I will trek up 5 mountains, to raise money, increase awareness and inspire other sufferers to keep fighting

The Challenge

I am about to embark upon the biggest challenge of my life trekking up 5 mountains during April-June 2013, on behalf of the male cancer charity Orchid. I am not an experienced climber, however when the opportunity came along to take part in a fantastic challenge and raise funds for such an important cause, how could I resist?

Fund Raising

Raising funds will be no mean feat. With a target of £10, 000, I’ll have to fundraise just as hard as I will have to train. But with your support, I know I’ll be a step closer. I would really appreciate any contribution from you towards my target and have enclosed a leaflet that will tell you more about Orchid and their work. The enclosed shopping list also gives an idea of how the money I raise will be used to support their work.

What is Orchid?


Orchid is the only UK registered cancer charity to focus entirely on the male-specific cancers; prostate, penile and testicular. We offer support and information to people affected by or interested in male cancer through a dedicated medical research programme, education and awareness campaigns and a range of support services.