Darren’s rolling out his cancer message

Darren Couchman, left, and friend Richard Miller on tour with their balls to publicise testicular cancer

Darren Couchman, left, and friend Richard Miller on tour with their balls to publicise testicular cancer

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DARREN Couchman has a novel way of making people talk about testicular cancer and he is bringing it, or rather, them, to Bury St Edmunds.

Having written a book on surviving the cancer Darren, from Little Clacton, Essex, did a ‘Testicle Tour’ of 66 towns in a specially decorated car and carrying a pair of pink furry balls a metre wide.

The 37-year-old father of three will be bringing his balls for a lap of honour at the Cancer Research UK Relay For Like Bury St Edmunds on July 30 at Ickworth Park.

Darren said: “I am thrilled to be taking part in the Cancer Research UK Relay for Life in Bury St Edmunds and am particularly looking forward to stepping out in the ‘Lap of Honour’ with fellow cancer survivors and celebrating our achievements.

“Cancer affects so many every year and Relay for Life is a great way to support them, by raising money to fund Cancer Research UK’s life-saving research.”

The event starts at noon on July 30 and carries on through the night, with relay team members who are not on the track resting in tents pitched in front of Ickworth House’s Rotunda.

Lorraine Cockerton, volunteer chairman of Relay for Life in Bury, said: “We are delighted to have Darren lead the lap of honour. He is an inspiration to everyone who meets him and his approach to spreading awareness of testicular cancer is one that certainly grabs your attention.

“During Relay for Life we celebrate life and pay tribute to those who have survived cancer but we also remember and pay tribute to those who have lost their lives to the disease.”

Visit www.cancerresearchuk.org/relay/venues/burystedmunds/ or call 07515 759 478.