An Essex man who had a testicle removed will be setting out on a UK tour with a specific difference – all of the places he visits must have names pertaining to the male genital area.
But Darren Couchman, a former banking official from Little Clacton, is not simply being puerile by visiting towns and villages such as Nutwell, Bell End, Balderstone and Willey – instead, he says, he has a serious message to impart.
Father of three Mr Couchman, 35, is launching his two-week “Testicle Tour” later this month in order to raise awareness of testicular cancer, which he believes is still shrouded in too much taboo and embarrassment.
By approaching the subject with humour, he hopes to encourage more men to check themselves for the disease.
On his first day of travelling – in Mercedes covered in full testicular cancer branding – the recovered cancer victim will be visiting Suffolk and stopping off in Cockfield, Dickleburgh and Ballingdon.
He has also written a book on the subject – called One Lump Or Two? – which is due to be published next Tuesday.