Two men have gone nuts for a new campaign to raise awareness of testicular cancer.

Darren Couchman, 35, and friend Richard Miller have been travelling around the country visiting places with saucy names, like Cocking and Nutley in Sussex.

They embarked on their challenge after Mr Couchman was diagnosed with testicular cancer eight years ago.

He wants to spread the message among other young men that they need to be aware of the disease.

Mr Couchman, whose wife gave birth to a "miracle" baby a few months ago, said: "We want every bloke out there to be aware of testicular cancer and realise that they could be affected too."

Father-of-three Mr Couchman described his latest child as a miracle baby because many people thought he may not be able to have any more children.

The pair set off from Cocks Clark in Essex on June 21, before travelling to Ballingdon and Dickleburgh, both in Suffolk.

In the last few days they have also been to Prickwillow, in Cambridge, and Plumbland and Cockermouth, both in Cumbria.

On the way they have made appearances on TV and radio, including on ITV1's This Morning.

The tour of Sussex started on Wednesday when the pair went to Cocking, Balls Cross, Nutbourne, Nuthurst and Balcombe, all in West Sussex and then Nutley, Willingdon, Willesborough, and Upper Dicker, all in East Sussex.

The county has a veritable treasure chest of place names.

The friends aim to talk to as many men as possible on the trip around Britain, which ends on July 6 back in Clacton, where they live.

Mr Miller said: "Testicular cancer is often seen as an embarrassing illness because of what it affects.

"We want to break down this barrier using humour.

"Lots of humour helped Darren fight his testicular cancer and now we want to bring this humour to the whole of England. We will literally be talking balls all across the country. We will primarily be raising awareness of self checking and early detection."

The pair are also raising funds for the Everyman male cancer campaign along the way.

To make a donation, go to testicletour.

Mr Couchman has also written a book, One Lump or Two?