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Clacton: Cancer survivors tackle mountain trek to raise awareness
2:00pm Monday 19th August 2013 in News
CANCER survivors from Clacton took on a daunting mountain climb to honour those lost to the disease and raise awareness.
Clacton campaigner Darren Couchman, who survived testicle cancer, is joined a mass trek up giant Welsh mountain Snowdon.
The annual mountain-climbing event was started five years ago by testicle cancer fundraiser Phil Morris and has been growing ever since.
Clacton survivor Darren has been taking part in the event since its inception with pal Richard Miller.
The pair took on the challenge again this year wearing huge testicle backpacks throughout the climb, representing their own campaign - The Testicle Tour.
Darren said: “The climb is to honour those that have been lost to testicular cancer and to help raise more awareness about the disease and the importance of regular self examination, as well as raising money.
“I’m proud to be involved as it gives me a chance to remember the lads that were sadly lost to the disease."
Darren and Richard were joined this year by about 15 friends and family members from Clacton for the challenge.
They were part of a massive group of around 150 taking on the Snowdon climb.