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Thank you for visiting our fundraising page. Please dig deep and sponsor us online. You can claim a FREE MP3 of "Check Your Nuts" by Jinx Titanic (The official Tour song) for a donation of £5 or more. Instructions of how to claim will be in your email response.

                   The Testicle Tour © 2008/2009 

"The Testicle Tour aims to raise the profile of testicular cancer by using humour. Testicular cancer is often seen as a taboo subject, however Darren and Richard want to break down this barrier by injecting a bit of fun into their fundraising events and at the same time deliver an important message. That men should carry out regular self-examinations. I fully support everything that The Testicle Tour aims to achieve."

Quote from our Official Patron, "Dr Chris Steele MBE- resident Doctor of ITV's This Morning show" and "Health Journalist of the Year 2007"

The Testicle Tour was created by best mates Darren Couchman and Richard Miller. Our aim is to raise awareness of testicular cancer in a funny, light hearted way.

Testicular cancer is often seen as an embarrassing illness because of what it affects. We want to break down this barrier using humour. Darren used lots of humour in his fight against testicular cancer and now he wants to bring this humour to the people of England. We will literally be "talking balls around England."

On the 21st June 2008, The Testicle Tour boys set out on a 2 week journey around England. We visited places whose name has reference to the male genitalia. Places like Bell End, Cocking, Willey, Ball, Knutsford, Penistone and many more. After 4,000+ miles we ended up in London on Trafalgar Square where Darren sat in a bath of nuts to promote the message "the best place to check your nuts is in the bath."

We raised over £5,000 in 2008 for the Everyman Male Cancer Campaign and we continue to raise funds by doing talks to colleges, clubs and organisations. We also have various fundraising activities planned, in particular look out for The Testicle Tour's big wacky event in London on the 11th July 2009. This involves a large group of people, some survivors like Darren, walking around London each armed with a large fluffy testicle (see photo ). We aim to have raised £10,000 by the end of 2009. There will be testicular cancer survivors from all over England and even one from the United States to make this a truly international event.We will be visiting major London landmarks, where the whole group and fluffy testicles will have their photo taken. Also during the walk, one of the survivors Ezra Williams (a talented classical singer and musician) will be performing his own rendition of Nessun Dorma to include testicular cancer references. The official patron of the Testicle Tour, Dr Chris Steele MBE, is also aiming to attend.

Visit www.onelumportwo.org.uk and click on news and videos to see what we've been up to and also what we have planned. Also check out our Tour Diary and have a look at all the places we visited around England.

Donating through this site is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to sponsor us: The Institute of Cancer Research & Everyman will receive your money faster and, if you are a UK taxpayer, an extra 28% in tax will be added to your gift at no cost to you.

So please sponsor us now and ensure the Institute of Cancer Research and Everyman can continue with all their good work and remember if it's £5 or more you can claim your FREE MP3 of "Check Your Nuts" with special thanks to Jinx Titanic for providing us with the rights to make this offer.

Many thanks for your support and we hope to bump into you when we are talking balls all around England.
You won't miss us. We'll be the ones carrying a life-like pair of testicles for you to feel!!

Darren Couchman & Richard Miller 

Raising money for

The Institute of Cancer Research & Everyman

The Institute of Cancer Research & Everyman

Charity Registration No. icr(exempt)

The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) is one of the world's top cancer research organisations as well as being the home of the Everyman male cancer campaign. With the ICR working in all areas of cancer research from genetics through to drug development, its male cancer campaign, Everyman, focuses specifically on raising awareness and funds for research into prostate and testicular cancer. <p> For further information about the work of the ICR and Everyman, please visit their brand new JustGiving profile pages at: <b><u>www.justgiving.com/icr</b></u> and <b><u>www.justgiving.com/everyman</b></u>

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l forgot to place this donation when my son did a fundraising run so wanted to add to anothers work in fundraising good luck

Donation by ANNE HOVELL on 14/06/10

£30.00

+ £8.46 Gift Aid

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Thanks for signing the book, Darren.

Donation by Thomas Lindoerfer on 01/02/10

£10.00

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Well done Darren, keep up the good work. Hope to see you soon.

Donation by Andy Thackeray on 01/10/09

£40.00

+ £11.28 Gift Aid

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Your story is inspirational, here's a little bit towards your goal, all the best

Donation by Ruth on 11/09/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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hey darren some article pennies to help you get that bit closer to your goal! x

Donation by Anna Haywood on 05/08/09

£200.00

+ £56.41 Gift Aid

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Are you still talking to us now you are a huge celebrity......

Donation by Jacky & Chris on 29/07/09

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

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From me and my colleagues in West Cumbria. Keep up the good work Darren and keep spreading the message.

Donation by Phil Edge on 28/07/09

£200.00

+ £56.41 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 12/07/09

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

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Looking forward to wandering around London with a big fluffy testicle!

Donation by Richard Bagshaw on 10/07/09

£30.00

+ £8.46 Gift Aid

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Good luck Darren - you're doing a fantastic job! Love from Gill, Bevan, Freya & Eden xx

Donation by Gill Burgess on 07/07/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Looking forward to meeting up with the Testicle Tour in London, see you then, Martin.

Donation by martin carter on 03/07/09

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

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Keep talking bollocks Darren!

Donation by Peter Lihou on 02/07/09

£5.00

Donation by Anonymous on 01/07/09

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

Darren making the world a better place www.klinefelter.de

Donation by Thomas Lindoerfer on 22/05/09

£40.00

Just been watching your videos on Facebook. Nice one Darren, I'm off to check my balls now!

Donation by Peter Arnold on 06/10/08

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Good on you Darren!

Donation by Peter Lihou on 18/09/08

£10.00

Well done - keep up the good work! ;) x

Donation by Helen McCusker (Booked PR) on 18/09/08

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Thanks to Bruv, Guy butcher, Steve McKeown, Simon Hutchinson, Donna(Ship), Naomi(Ship), Nichole Timms, Tim Cocker and Brian Finney !!

Donation by All Richards Sponsors !! on 30/08/08

£66.00

+ £18.62 Gift Aid

Godspeed on you ballsy journey. Those are some really big balls and you two carry them well.

Donation by Loretta Whitney Viner on 25/07/08

£20.00

Good luck with the message

Donation by geoff carter on 23/07/08

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

nice ONE Darren - good to see you with that smile on your face - best wishes

Donation by paul and chris massey on 19/07/08

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

There u go mate, that tenner i owe u. lol.

Donation by Dave on 03/07/08

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

The tour & the message is great, the book is brilliant, such a laugh but, teaches the lesson well

Donation by Dave on 03/07/08

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

come home soon we miss you xx

Donation by dawn miller on 03/07/08

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Well done Darren, if your tour makes it to Plumstead SE18, pop in for drink.

Donation by Barry&Jackie Morement on 03/07/08

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£1,881.00
  • Offline donations£8,815.16
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£10,696.16
  • Gift Aid£354.26

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