Three Leicestershire pubs are raising awareness of testicular cancer during national Balls to Cancer Male Cancer Awareness Week by creating a specials menu to encourage men to check themselves.
The Orange Tree pubs in Leicester and Loughborough, and The Lansdowne in London Road, Leicester, have designed dishes for their specials board which should remind men to keep an eye on what’s happening down below.
And each time a customer chooses one of the dishes – meatballs, fishballs, chicken balls or veggie falafel balls – the pubs will donate £1 to be split between the Balls to Cancer campaign and the Coping with Cancer charity, based in Leicestershire and Rutland.
“Around half of all cases of testicular cancer occur in men under 35 years of age and over 90% occur in men under 55 years,” said Alex Lumley, assistant manager at The Orange Tree in High Street, Leicester.
“Many of our customers fit into this demographic and during Balls to Cancer Male Cancer Awareness Week we want to do our bit to raise awareness of the importance of self-examination.
“The idea is that they check their balls – and then they check ours. We’re hoping that as well as raising awareness, we’ll also collect a good sum for the Balls to Cancer campaign and for the Coping with Cancer charity, which is a local good cause that the Orange Tree pubs and The Lansdowne have supported previously.”
Balls to Cancer’s Male Cancer Awareness Week runs from June 2nd to 9th and is a national campaign which turns the spotlight on male cancers.
The chefs at the pubs have created the special dishes to appeal to a variety of tastes and dietary requirements. They will be available throughout the week.