DT38 Newsletter “Channel38” – August 2022 Edition

Welcome to the DT38 August 2022 newsletter, Channel38.

It’s been another busy month for us at DT38 and we’re delighted to share some of the very latest developments, events and stories involving our charity.

It’s also a chance for us to pass on vital information about the work we do to raise awareness of testicular cancer around schools and in communities as well as publicly showing gratitude for the many people who support us in our work.

Men and boys: Remember to check yourselves on the first of every month, it could save your life!

DT38 UK Golf Day – A Great Success!

The second sell-out annual DT38 UK Golf Day was hailed a huge success earlier this month.

A host of Hammers heroes including Sir Trevor Brooking, Tony Cottee, Tony Gale, John Moncur, Geoff Pike, Stuart Slater, Alan Curbishley, Martin Allen and Matt Upson joined a very large group of Hammers fans for 18 holes at Langdon Hills Golf & Country Club on August 16th.

Although some rain came down on the popular Essex golf course, spirits were sky high as 26 four balls competed with camaraderie to raise funds for DT38.

Organised in partnership with Ian Morgan of E13 Events, the day is expected to raise in excess of £15,000 for DT38 to support our work raising awareness of testicular cancer in memory of West Ham United Academy icon Dylan Tombides.

Both of Dylan’s parents Tracy and Jim Tombides and his brother Taylor attended the event.

Following a dinner at the end of the day, Tony Gale took the microphone for an auction and raffle with lots including a special edition signed Mark Noble shirt.

Special guests joining for the dinner included James Collins, Mark Ward, Jimmy Walker and Kenny Brown Jr who shared fond memories of Dylan’s time at the West Ham United Academy.

Tracy Tombides said: “Despite a tiny touch of rain it was a brilliant day and I want to say a huge thanks to Ian at E13 Events, Terry Moncur and Langdon Hills Golf & Country Club, Sir Trevor Brooking, Tony Gale and all former West Ham United players and everyone who came along to support the event.

“We raised a significant sum of money, all of which will be used to help raise awareness of testicular cancer and potentially save men and boys lives.”

Elliot Lee Claims Number 38 Shirt at Wrexham AFC

With the football season having kicked off this month we were thrilled to see Elliot Lee has chosen the wear the number 38 shirt as a tribute to his good friend Dylan Tombides at his new club Wrexham AFC.

Elliot – the son of former England footballer Rob Lee – is a DT38 Ambassador and great supporter of our charity.

He joined the Welsh Club – owned by Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney – this summer having previously worn the number 38 shirt during his time with Blackpool FC.

Billy Fights for Oz at The Commonwealth Games

We were very proud to cheer on new DT38 Ambassador Billy Polkinghorn who represented Australia at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham in July and August.

Billy, a boxer in the light-welterweight division, won his first round bout by knock out but was sadly eliminated in the second round on a split points decision.

Nonetheless, we were immensely excited to see Perth boy Billy (who was born in Essex, UK), wearing the green and gold at one the world biggest multi-sport events.

And there’s no doubt his future is looking very bright!

Go Billy!

National Australia Meet 2022 Supporting DT38

We are immensely grateful that DT38 will be a beneficiary of an event organised by Newcastle United FC fans based down under.

NUFC Sydney, Aussie Mags,Toon Army Brisbane and Newcastle United Perth Based Supporters have joined forces to host the National Australia Meet 2022 in Sydney.

The event will see fans of the Magpies get together for a weekend celebrating the Toon and fundraising for DT38 and the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation via ticket sales and a special raffle.

Across the weekend fans will socialise, take part in a fun football tournament and watch Newcastle United FC v AFC Bournemouth en masse.

Read an article about the event published in the Newcastle Evening Chronicle here: https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/newcastle-united-supporters-australia-arrange-24586520

Tickets and more information here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/australian-national-nufc-supporters-meet-2022-tickets-380244640957

Gary Carson Urges Men & Boys to Regularly Check!

The name’s Carson, Gary Carson!

We were delighted to secure of services of “Secret Agent” – well, DT38 Ambassador Gary Carson in a dinner suit – who generously helped us encourage men and boys to check their tackle with a special video.

Gary made this wonderful clip as the latest episode of our Check 1-Two campaign, which urges males to check their testicles on the first day of every month. 

The film was shared on August 1st and each month on the first day we distribute a media message from a supporter or famous face to help spread this vital information.

Did you know? Self-checking is simple, you can do it in bed, in the shower, on the couch or anywhere private, and it could save your life!

Early detection is so important when it comes to health issues such as testicular cancer and that’s why we’ll keep reminding you to get checking!

Big thanks to Kieran and to all of the many great folks who’ve joined in our Check 1-Two campaign so far. Keep an eye out for who’s going to make an appearance on September 1st.

Watch Gary’s video here: https://youtube.com/shorts/jCglSOnpSJY?feature=share

New DT38 Ambassador Alert

We were very pleased to announce the appointment of Gabriel Mendizabal as an Ambassador of DT38 this month.

Gabriel first heard of DT38 when our co-founder Tracy Tombides and DT38 Ambassador Carlton Cole visited his former school, St Thomas the Apostle College in London earlier this year.

He was so taken by Dylan Tombides’ story and our charity’s work that he was keen to get involved and support us in any way he can.

We’re absolutely delighted to have you on board Gabriel!

Enter the Boxing Ring for DT38 in November

The search is on for people to take part in Awareness Below The Belt 4, our White Collar Boxing event in November.

This spectacular occasion is a fixture in the DT38 calendar and has been a tremendous success in previous years.

We’re looking for people of any gender over the age of 18 who have no boxing experience to take part in a supervised boxing match at London’s prestigious York Hall on November 13th.

Invite friends and family and make a day of it, as you take on the challenge of a lifetime.

For more information check out this fantastic article published by West Ham United FC

https://www.whufc.com/news/remembering-dylan-tombides

Become a DT38 Ambassador

Would you like to become an Ambassador of DT38 alongside the likes of Declan Rice, Mark Noble, Sam Kerr & Carlton Cole?

A whole host of top folks from the world of football and beyond have been offering their time and support to DT38 for years and now we’re offering prestigious Ambassador roles to the open world for the first time.

If you think you can support DT38 and our work raising awareness of testicular cancer, check out our registration page where you’ll find out more information and how you can get involved.

If you become a DT38 you’ll be added to the Ambassadors page on our UK and Australia websites alongside many superstars from the world of football and beyond and just think how good it could look on your CV!

We’ll also send you a merchandise pack of goodies to help you spread the word!

Find out more and register here: https://dt38.org/become-an-ambassador

Recycle Your Empty Cartons in WA and Help DT38 (and the Planet)

It is now SO EASY to support DT38 when you recycle your food and household cartons in Western Australia.

We are a nominated charity to benefit from Containers For Change and with the launch of the new “mobile pass” it is easier than ever to help us and the planet at the same time!

There are three simple steps to help the environment and our charity through this initiative.

1. Collect eligible containers

Most aluminium, glass, plastic, steel and liquid paperboard drink containers between 150ml and 3L are eligible.

2.Take them to a refund point

There are different types of refund points across Western Australia, so find the right one for you.

3. Earn a refund or donate

You’ll receive 10 cents for every eligible container you return which you can keep or DONATE.

We benefit from cartons you deposit at Containers For Change drop off points in WA and with the new mobile pass you can register your deposits to DT38 and download our scheme ID to your mobile wallet so it’s there every time you need it.

To access the DT38 Mobile Pass: https://www.pass2u.net/d/hhcpL4hpCPpt?t=qr_code&openExternalBrowser=1

For more information Containers For Change pay them a virtual visit https://www.containersforchange.com.au/wa/

Help keep men & boys safe & win a pack of DT38 goodies! 

This is your chance to snaffle a box of fantastic DT38 merchandise and help raise awareness of the risks of testicular cancer at the same time.

For a chance of winning a pack of goodies including a DT38 book, tee-shirt & hoodie, all you need to do is send us a video of you/friends/family spreading the message “Check Yourselves Down Under on the 1st of Every Month with DT38” and if we share yours on the 1st of the month on our social media channels, you’ll win the prize!

What are you waiting for? Time to get creative and send us in your videos via facebook, Twitter or to tracylee@dt38.org

Many Happy Returns

A super six birthdays were celebrated in August across our amazing DT38 team.

Kicking off with none other than DT38 Patron Mile Jedinak on August 3rd followed on the 5th by DT38 Ambassador and West Ham United media man Rob Pritchard.

On August 8th Perth Glory goalkeeper Liam Reddy turned 41 and on August 18thLeyton Orient FC midfielder and great buddy of Dylan Tombides George Moncur was 28.

Both are DT38 Ambassadors.

Dundalk FC defender, testicular cancer survivor and DT38 Ambassador Sam Bone was 23 on August 24th and DT38 Australia Board Member Jason Bondi was 32. 

Many Happy Returns one and all!

Picture of the Month

We think it’s awesome that you share so many amazing pictures with us every month of you promoting DT38 in some way or other, so please keep the sharing going.

Each month, just for fun,  we give ourselves the almost impossible task of choosing of our “Picture of the Month”.

This time around we’ve gone for this brilliant photo of DT38 Ambassador Elliot Lee celebrate one of his two goals on his debut for Wrexaham AFC this month.

Absolutely brilliant Elliot!!

Sharing the Love 

We are so grateful to more than 35,000 people who follow and support us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

Every month we receive so many shares, Retweets, likes and tags and we’re so grateful for each and every one of them, thank you.

And that brings to end this edition but we’ll be back with the next edition of Channel38 in September.

If you have helped DT38 in some way in recent times, please be sure to let us know so we can include it in one of our future newsletters. Contact dt38@dt38.co.uk or connect with us on Twitter Facebook or Instagram.

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