Welcome to the DT38 November 2022 newsletter, Channel38.
It’s been a very exciting month for DT38 and we’re delighted to share some of the very latest news, events and stories involving our charity.
It’s also a chance for us to pass on vital information about the work we do raising awareness of testicular cancer across the world, 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 White Collar Boxing A Knock Out Success
Awareness Below The Belt 4, our DT38 White Collar Boxing event on November 13th, has been hailed a huge success!
Hundreds of people packed into the world famous boxing venue York Hall on Remembrance Sunday to cheer on a cohort of 18 brave novice boxers, all to raise funds for DT38.
York Hall fell silent as the day opened with a rendition of The Last Post, a moving tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice in conflict for our freedom.
But the atmosphere soon changed as attention switched to the busy schedule of white collar contests ahead.
Each boxer brought an army of supporters, chants rang out before, during and after the bouts and each bout was flavoured with a huge sense of camaraderie.
Two knockouts featured among the results for the first time in the history of Awareness Below the Belt.
Taking charge in the ring was referee Nicky Thurbin and calling the card was MC Billy Nicholson. The ring girls Heba and Cristina kept the crowd up to date.
We’d like to say a huge thanks to all of the courageous people who took part. We’re immensely proud of each and every one of you for your dedication and bravery.
The boxers involved were:-
Chas “The Hammer” Driscoll
John “Fireball” Feeney
Danny “Special K” Kershaw
Reece “The Beast” Dharni
Jamie “JMoney Mayweather” Head
Matthew “Cabbo” Sewell
Harry “The Hammer” Coton
James “The Romford Rocky” Baxter
Alex “The Dog” Scott
Chad “Paco” Paczensky
Alex “Sniper” Marks
Anton “The Pitbull” Hamilton
Dan “The Hitman” Farrelly
Billy “The Bomber” Coton
Bootsie “The Big Fella” Fuller
We would also like to show huge gratitude to Dom “Jack” Shepherd and DT38 Ambassador Tony Liston of Peacock White Collar Boxing for organizing the event and to the team at York Hall.
Also to the DT38 team who helped on the day.
And to all amazing event sponsors for their generosity:
Mangata Global Management
B- Executive Personal Car Driving Service
KP Pharma Diagnostics
Denman & Goddard
John Kershaw Surveying
Kevin Slade SDCC
Rainham Industrial Services
Key Property Consultants
Brown & Kings
The thrilling action saw a programme of pre-arranged boxing matches involving people with limited experience in the ring under the supervision of Peacock Gym.
There was also a raffle and auction with lots including four tickets for the Britain’s Got Talent Final up for grabs, which were donated by TV star Stephen Mulhern.
In total the event raised £11,500 for DT38 and all monies will be used to raise awareness of the risks of testicular cancer to help save men and boys’ lives.
DT38 Christmas Shop
Ho, ho, ho, Chrimbo will be here before we know it, how exciting!
If you’re looking for gifts and stocking fillers this Christmas, we have a range of amazing clothing and other cool items that’ll brighten up anyone on the big day.
Not only are does our range look super cool, but you’ll also know that every penny spent at our shop supports our work educating people about testicular cancer and helping save men and boy’s lives.
Visit our shop here https://dt38foundation.myshopify.com
Support DT38 When You Shop on Amazon this Christmas
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!
Tony Gale Encourages Guys to Check Themselves Once a Month
West Ham United FC icon Tony Gale has given his support to our Check 1-Two campaign to encourage men and boys to check their testicles on the first day of every month.
Fans’ favourite “Galey” made an exclusive video to encourage guys to check their testicles on the first day of every month.
The video was shared on November 1st and each month on the first day we send out a film 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!
Massive thanks to Tony 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 December 1st.
Watch Tony’s video here: https://youtube.com/shorts/j0JUon9uxQs?feature=share
New DT38 Ambassadors Alert
We were delighted to welcome a new DT38 Ambassador this month.
Previously “The Champ” Yearsley has overcome the barriers of disability to enter the boxing ring at York Hall for DT38’s White Collar Boxing day Awareness Below the Belt 2.0.
And it was at this year’s event the we announced that “The Champ” was to become an Ambassador.
As a long term supporter of our charity we’re delighted to welcome him to the DT38 team.
It’s great to have you on board Champ!
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 fantastic four birthdays were celebrated this November across the DT38 team!
Kicking off on November 8th DT38 Committee Member Robbie Faller celebrated this big day and on November 12th DT38 Ambassador and Aussie tennis icon Paul McNamee turned 68.
K-League star Ryan Edwards was 29 on November 17th and former Hammer Freddie Sears enjoyed his 33rd birthday on the 27th. Both are DT38 Ambassadors.
Many Happy Returns one and all!
Picture of the Month
We just love it when you share photos of yourselves in your DT38 gear, so please keep them coming.
Each month we have the touch task of choosing a “Picture of the Month”, just for fun.
For November we’ve gone for this fantastic image taken at Awareness Below the Belt, our White Collar Boxing event. Check out our newest DT38 Ambassador “The Champ” Yearsley, beaming from ear to ear with his Mum, Dad and Auntie.
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.
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, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube.