A man who has devoted the past few months to raising awareness of testicular cancer shows no signs of slowing down.

Darren Couchman, 35, battled the illness himself eight years ago, emerging the other side fit and healthy.

With men usually loath to talk about their testicles, the father-of-three took it upon himself to spread the message that checking yourself regularly could save your life.

Along with friend Richard Miller, he travelled the length and breadth of the country in June, stopping off at places with names that refer to genitalia, such as Penistone in South Yorkshire and Coxley in Somerset.

He also spent a day in a bathtub of walnuts in Trafalgar Square to raise money for testicular cancer charity Everyman, with about £3,000 in the coffers so far.

Now, he is holding a charity match at Clacton Cricket Club on Friday, August 29 at 4pm.

He said: “It's all about having a laugh and a ball – no pun intended.

“It's the finale of this year's summer activities for the Testicle Tour, and we'd like people to come down and support us.”

Darren, who is married to Sarah, says that the tour has been successful in terms of raising the profile of the disease.

“I spoke to someone who decided to start checking himself after hearing about it,” he said.

“Unfortunately the guy found a lump and is currently waiting for scan to check it out.

“He would not have found it if he hadn't been for the Testicle Tour, which makes the whole thing worthwhile.

“Fingers crossed it will be nothing serious.”

Darren has also written a book about his experience of testicular cancer, called One Lump or Two, which has sold out at Studio Bookshop in Clacton.

“I've had lots of good feedback from people, mainly that they laughed one minute and cried the next,” he said.

“Although there is humour in this story, the message still gets across.”

He is now working on a second book, which he hopes will be out in June next year.

You can read more about Darren's work at onelumportwo.org.uk, while his book is available through Amazon and Tesco in Clacton.

If you would like to donate to the fundraising appeal, visit justgiving.com/thetesticletour ● Darren thanked Darren Critchell and Gary Kirk at Clacton Cricket Club, as well as Steve Bluett at The Book Service in Frating for their help.