It's a madcap idea with a serious purpose.

Actors Dan Coll and Dan Carey plan to drive across Europe to Gibraltar - with just £10 in their pockets and one tank of fuel.

They hope that by doing a series of oddjobs and challenges along the way, they will get money to complete the journey - and hopefully raise money for the Samaritans.

And the pair, who live in Emley and in Hebden Bridge respectively, have roped in a few celebrity pals to help along the way as their adventures are filmed for what they hope with be a six-part TV series next year.

The stars helping out include former Coronation Street actor Kevin Kennedy, model Charlotte Dawson, EastEnders actresses Cheryl Fergison and Melissa Suffield, Blue Peter icon Peter Purves, music star Victoria Aitken, actor Dean Sullivan, X Factor star Frankie Cocozza, actor John Blundell, snooker referee Michaela Tabb, comedian Mike McLean, reality TV star Paddy Doherty and Benidorm star Asa Elliott.

A Huddersfield garage has also saved the day before the celebrity road trip gets under way on Sunday.

The Land Rover Centre offered to help when the two Dans were suddenly left without a vehicle for their planned TV show The Middle-Aged Road Trip, and have loaned them a 1967 vehicle.

“We were at a critical moment in the planning of our show and faced calling off the trip” said actor and producer Dan Coll. “But when Peter and Mark of The Land Rover Centre heard about our plight, they stepped in loaning us a vehicle for the duration of the trip.

“We are over the moon as a lot of planning has gone into the show that aims to raise awareness and money for The Samaritans.

“We simply cannot thank them enough.”

The trip will see them travel from travel the 1,687 miles from West Yorkshire to Gibraltar on just £10 and a tank of fuel in just 10 days to put on a show.

Carey, 44, and Coll, 53, will raise extra cash by accepting challenges from the celebrities and also taking on jobs such as treading grapes in Spain, busking in Barcelona, waiting tables in Benidorm and if push comes to shove, stripping off for a life class in Paris.

The aim is to earn more cash to make it to the next leg of the journey so they make their theatre in Gibraltar.

Coll, who has been in a host of TV shows including Emmerdale and EastEnders and is in the new film Northern Soul, suffered depression and wants to raise awareness and funds for the Samaritans, who helped him when he was at his lowest ebb. Dan Carey has recently played mass murderer Fred West in a TV series and was a regular in the Brum series on childrens’ TV.

Coll said: "Dan and I have worked together over the years and it was something we just wanted to do. I’ve got through a tough time where I’ve realised that life is too short and so we’ve decided to follow our dream whilst raising awareness and funds at the same time.

“We’ve no idea if we will make it and I’m sure there will be some disasters along the way but that’s what makes it exciting. We are so grateful to our celebrities for their support.

“We will be filming every step of the way and we have a backer who is keen to see us make a six-part film.

“The whole trip will be filmed and streamed live online website with regular updates on Twitter and Facebook.

“It’s been four years in the planning but it should be great fun.”