Welcome to the DT38 May 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!
Glorious Night at the Perth Glory MGP Awards
We were honoured to don our dinner suits and ball gowns for the glitzy Perth Glory FC MGP Awards 2022.
DT38 Director Chris de Lima, Head of Media & Operations Donna Giuffre, and Co-Founder and father of Dylan, Jim Tombides represented our charity at the star studded night at Crown Perth on May 20th.
We were so pleased to present the DT38 U23 Player of the Year to Glory midfielder Giordano Colli.
Huge congrats to Giordano and to all winners on what was a fantastic night celebrating with Glory players and officials.
We’re immensely proud to partner with your Club.
Thomas Randle Races to Become DT38 Ambassador
A huge welcome to Supercars star Thomas Randle who was announced as an Ambassador of DT38 this month.
Thomas – who himself battled testicular cancer in 2020 – was approached trackside at a meet by DT38 Youth Ambassador Lee Bondi who quickly sealed the deal with a handshake!
The motorsport hero – who drives for Tickford Racing – will help DT38 raise awareness of testicular cancer and the importance of self checking.
We’re thrilled to have Thomas on board.
On the Sonny Side of the Street!
We would like to say huge congratulations to 18-year-old Hammers midfielder Sonny Perkins who scooped the Dylan Tombides Award at the West Ham United FC Players Awards earlier this month.
The accolade is presented each season to the most promising Academy player at the Club for the season.
Past winners include Declan Rice, Josh Cullen and Reece Oxford.
Speaking at the event on May 9th he said: “It’s an honour to win an important award for the qualities it’s about, and also an important person, somebody who tragically lost their life and obviously a talented player as well,” Perkins said. “I think everybody in the Academy knows it’s an important award, so it means a lot to me.”
“It’s an honour to win an important award for the qualities it’s about, and also an important person, somebody who tragically lost their life and obviously a talented player as well,” Perkins said. “I think everybody in the Academy knows it’s an important award, so it means a lot to me.”
Special Day at Perth Glory FC v Melbourne City FC Raising Awareness of DT38
Huge thanks to everyone at our partner club Perth Glory FC and to Melbourne City FC for your support at the DT38 Round on May 4th.
The A-League fixture was dedicated to raising awareness for DT38 and the huge round of applause for Dylan on minute 38 was truly heartwarming.
We were delighted to invite so many children as DT38 mascots on the day and to have our wonderful director Claire Meredith take part in the coin toss.
Friends of the charity including TV star David Genat and Luke Toki joined us and joined in a penalty challenge on the pitch.
Our very own Head of Media & Operations in Oz, Donna Giuffre also gave a talk at the Chairman’s dinner.
So much happening, so much support, so much pride.
The match finished 2-0 to Glory.
Massive gratitude to everyone who helped make the day such a success.
DT38 Youth Ambassador George Audin & Ibis Junior Make Check 1-Two Video & Raise Funds for DT38
We were so pleased to share a video from DT38 Youth Ambassador George Audin and the lads at Ibis Junior FC who made a special video to remind people about the importance of self checking once a month.
This film is the latest episode of our Check 1-Two campaign.
Self-checking is simple, you can do it in bed, in the shower 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!
Also this month Ibis Junior FC hosted their third 7-a-side tournament in the space of two months at Millennium Fields in Kendal on May 21st, in aid of DT38.
The event raised £330 was raised for DT38 and we are tremendously grateful.
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
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/volunteers
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 email@example.com
Many Happy Returns
A super six birthdays were celebrated in May across our amazing DT38 team.
On May 8th West Ham United legend and DT38 Ambassador Mark Noble celebrated his 35th birthday just days before hanging up his boots after an incredible 18 years at the Hammers.
Fellow Ambassador and TV presenter Heather Miller celebrated her big day on the 11th while DT38 Committee Member Erica Todd turned a year older on the 17th.
Pro footballer Blair Turgott was 28 on May 22nd and defender Jordan Spence was 32 on May 24th. Both are DT38 Ambassadors.
Finally former Perth Glory player and DT38 Ambassador Mark Lee was 43 on May 31st.
Many Happy Returns one and all!
Picture of the Month
We love getting stacks of brilliant pictures each month from folks all over the planet who want to help us raise awareness of DT38, please keep them coming.
Every month we then pick our “Picture of the Month”.
This month we couldn’t help but go for this adorable image of DT38 mascots enjoying their day out at Perth Glory FC v Melbourne City FC.
Here they are with Club mascot George the Glory Gorilla!
This photo truly broke the cute-o-meter!
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 June.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 firstname.lastname@example.org or connect with us on Twitter Facebook