Welcome to the DT38 November 2021 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!
The Latest News & Stories – November 2021
Third DT38 White Collar Boxing Huge Success
Awareness Below The Belt 3.0 – our third annual White Collar Boxing day – was a huge success and raised vital funds to support our mission to raise awareness of testicular cancer.
The event, at London’s famous York Hall, was organised in partnership with Peacock White Collar Boxing and raising a whopping £12,382.36 for DT38 which will be used entirely to raise awareness of the disease which is the most common form of cancer amongst young men.
The stunning total was amassed from ticket sales, an auction, a raffle and sponsorship of the bouts.
The action inside the ring saw a group of novice boxers – who trained specifically for the event at Peacock Gym – go head to head in a series of exciting contests to win one of the coveted green belts.
Awareness Below the Belt took place on November 14th, Remembrance Sunday.
Huge thanks to all of the people who took part in the boxing, we are so grateful for your time, commitment and courage.
West Ham United icon and DT38 Ambassador Carlton Cole attended to present the belts to the winning competitors from each match with DT38 Co-Founder Taylor Tombides and Ambassador Mark Little.
His fellow professional boxer Colin McMillan was also present alongside serviceman Adam Somers who symbolized our great servicemen and women of past and present on Remembrance Sunday.
This is the second DT38 fundraising event in the UK since the lifting of Covid-19 social distancing restrictions earlier this year and we would like to offer our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who supported it.
All the competitors, sponsors, donators, audience members and volunteers, we applaud you. Thank you!
We’d like to offer special thanks to Tony Liston and Dom Shepherd who helped make the day such a smash-hit success, once again.
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/
Vote for Donna!
We’re so proud of our amazing Media & Communications Manager in Australia Donna Giuffre who has been nominated for a prestigious award.
Donna has been shortlisted for the Women In Sport category at the Women’s Business Awards in Australia and we’re so excited.
It is a totally democratic, publically voted event and so we’re calling on all DT38 supporters to please get behind her by dropping a vote at the link below. It only takes a moment!
It’s very simple, enter your email address, choose WOMEN IN SPORT Category & then Donna’s name. The rest will follow. We know it says there are 22 pages but there are not, so please don’t let that put you off!
The voting link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdyW2_80kt0wjZqAfIZJkbc5V2n_k9SvyzfB9UT6-JuNx22uQ/viewform
An Important Message from West Ham Hero Stuart Slater
Big thanks to former Hammers players Stuart Slater who took the time to make a special video in support of our Check 1-Two campaign.
We launched the initiative to encourage men and boys to check their testicles on the first day of every month, just to make sure that everything feels as it should do.
Stuart is the latest in a stream of football stars and DT38 Ambassadors who have supported our cause by making films for Check 1-Two.
DT38 Podcast Coming Soon
We’re super excited to announce that the first ever DT38 podcast will be available for you to listen to very soon.
On The Ball is being devised and hosted by DT38 Ambassador and testicular cancer survivor Rhys Ryan and will be available on YouTube and wherever you get your podcasts very soon.
The new show will feature a collection of exciting guests and we can reveal the very first will be top football commentator and DT38 Ambassador Simon Hill.
Follow our social media channels for information on Episode 1.
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
Support DT38 this Christmas
We have some fantastic Christmas gift ideas in our DT38 store.
From our classic DT38 hoodies and tees to our iconic collection of caps and scarves, there’s something for everyone this Christmas at the DT38 shop.
We have very perfect products for women, men and kids in store now!
Have a browse here:
You can also support DT38 with nearly everything you purchase through Amazon this Christmas.
All you need to do is select DT38 Foundation as your chosen charity & when you make an eligible purchase Amazon will donate part of your spend to us! (it costs you nothing).
So when you want to crack on with your Christmas shopping be sure to head to http://smile.amazon.co.uk , select DT38 Foundation and enjoy your shopping in the knowledge that you’ll be helping us raising awareness of testicular cancer and help save men and boy’s lives at t he same time!
Many Happy Returns
A fabulous four birthdays were celebrated in November across our wonderful DT38 team.
On November 8th DT38 Australia Committee Member Robbie Faller celebrated his big day, as did DT38 Ambassador and former tennis pro Paul McNamee on the 12th.
Busan IPark midfielder Ryan Edwards was 28 on November 17th and Colchester United striker Freddie Sears was 32 on November 27th, both are DT38 Ambassadors.
Many Happy Returns one and all!
Picture of the Month
We’re very pleased to get a large amount of piccies each month and we also get some beauts from our own events.
So, we give ourselves the difficult job of picking a “Picture of the Month” and this time we’ve gone for this lovely image of Hammers fan Andrew Jeakings paying a visit to Dylan’s memorial statue outside HPF Park, the home ground of Perth Glory. Fantastic!
Andrew had a ticket for a match too, the game ended Glory 1-1 Adelaide United.
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 December.
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