Welcome to the DT38 November 2023 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 White Collar Boxing Event – Picture Special
Awareness Below The Belt 5, was a knock out success!
The thrilling DT38 White Collar Boxing event took place on November 12th at York Hall in Bethnal Green.
With West Ham United having rounded off a win at home to Nottingham Forest, the crowds zoomed along the Central Line to descend on one of the world’s most prestigious boxing venues.
In total, 28 brilliant beginner boxers took to the ring to raise funds for DT38 in a series of thrilling three-round contests.
Everyone displayed bravery, a determination and passion, roared on by the audience, the atmosphere was electric.
A massive thank you to all people who took part.
Chae “D” Bassett
John “Fireball” Feeney
James “The Gent” Burke
Angelo “Piccolino” Alaniz
Danny “The Terminator” Tiler
Nick “Tooquick” Toogood
Jason “Dormski” Dormer
Anthony “Big Dog” Fenech
There were so many great bouts and a belt was handed to each winner, although everyone was a winner in our eyes.
We would also like to show our gratitude to organisers Dom Shepherd and Tony Liston of Peacock White Collar Boxing, MC Billy Nicholson, referee Nicky Thurbin, Marky Andrews (timekeeper), ring girl Heba, Joanna Panteli of York Hall and Dr Yousef and the medical team.
And to the event sponsors Rainham Industrial Services, B-Executive, Trinifold Sports Management, Mangata Global Management, The AU Lounge, Mustard Brickwork, NJC, Northeast Demolition UK, Key Property Consultants, Brown & Kings, Kevin Slade SDCC and Gary Carson.
The event took place on Remembrance Sunday and respects were paid with two minute’s silence following The Last Post which was played in the ring.
Awareness Below The Belt is an important annual fundraising event for DT38 and also included an auction with lots including a Jarrod Bowen match-worn shirt and a dinner experience for two at an Irons match going under the hammer.
The amount raised in total is currently being calculated.
The DT38 events team on the day included co-founders Tracy and Taylor Tombides, DT38 Trustee and Real Housewives of Cheshire star Joe Sealey and DT38 Ambassador Darren Fogg.
There was even guest star appearances from professional footballer and DT38 Ambassador Matthias Fanimo and BBC Apprentice tv show winner Marnie Swindells.
Once again, a huge thank you to everyone who made this such a successful occasion and to all othe people who spent a wonderful Sunday with us raising funds to help us continue to fight testicular cancer.
We hope you enjoy this gallery of images from the event.
DT38 UK Christmas Auction – NOW LIVE
Looking for wonderful Christmas gifts or maybe a special treat for yourself? Then read on.
Ever wondered what it’s like to actually sit in the Britain’s Got Talent TV show audience behind celebrities such as Simon Cowell and Amanda Holden?
Or just imagine giving a huge Hammers fan a match shirt worn by one of the West Ham United players, such a Kurt Zouma?
Well, this is your chance to make this a reality! We’ve now opened the bidding on these items and others for our special DT38 UK Christmas Auction.
All proceeds will support our work raising awareness of testicular cancer.
The auction is NOW LIVE and bidding will remain open until 11.45pm (GMT) on November 30th.
View the auction and place bids here: https://www.32auctions.com/dt38xmas2023
Best of luck!
NEW: DT38 Launches E-Calendar – A Timely Reminder
The new DT38 e-calendar uses technology to remind people to check themselves down under on the first of every month.
By signing up you are just a few clicks away from getting all the important DT38 dates you need automatically updated onto the calendar of your mobile phone, tablet or PC.
Tracy Tombides, Co-Founder of DT38, said: “We are very encouraged to see so many people signing up to our new scheme but I want to see more get involved.
“Our all new e-calendar is a great aid to remind people to check their testicles on the first of every month and it’s so easy to access, it could make all the difference.
“We also make sure that all key dates are in there for DT38, so subscribers have everything automatically updates on their phones and tablets and it’s completely free.
“There are only up-sides to our new e-calendar, so if you haven’t yet, I urge you to get involved.”
The innovation has primarily been introduced to enable more men and boys to check their testicles once a month, to pick up signs of anything unusual early on.
Here’s a reminder of the top benefits!
- Includes monthly reminder to check your testicles
- Automatically adds DT38 events to your mobile device calendar
- Compatible with Apple, Google, Microsoft & many other digital calendars
- Easy sign-up & synchronisation
- Available NOW on the dt38.org homepage
- It’s completely FREE
So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to subscribe here dt38.org
DT38 x WHUFC Perth Tour 23 Training Shirts On Sale NOW
This is your chance to own a Limited Edition TOMBIDES 38 Player-Issued WHUFC Pre-Season Tour Training Tee is here.
These garments are not available anywhere else!
Current size availability
S/M/L – Australia Only
XL – UK Only
Because these WHUFC player issued shirts are in very limited supply, they come at a premium price, but all proceeds from sales will be used to support our work raising awareness of testicular cancer.
Buy here: https://dt38foundation.myshopify.com/collections/clothing/products/first-release-limited-edition-tombides-38-whu-pre-season-tour-training-tee
Tracy Urges to Men & Boys to Check Themselves Once a Month!
DT38 Co-Founder Tracy Tombides shared a very special message this month to encourage guys to get checking!
No-one understands the importance of checking your tackle on a regular basis more than Tracy.
She launched DT38 in memory of her beloved son Dylan Tombides in 2015, one year after he passed away from testicular cancer because he was denied a timely ultrasound scan.
One of DT38’s latest initiatives to promote monthly self checking is the launch of the E-Calendar which automatically sends a reminder to your smartphone calendar after sign up.
Tracy created a video this month dedicated to encouraging people to sign up to e-calendar which is free and easy to do on dt38.org.
It was the latest episode of our Check 1-Two campaign, which was launched to remind males to check their testicles on the first of every month.
The clip was shared on November 1st and every month on the first day we send out a message from a supporter or celebrity 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!
Keep an eye out for who’s going to make an appearance on December 1st.
Watch Tracy’s video here:
Become a DT38 Ambassador
Would you like to become an Ambassador of DT38 alongside the likes of Tom Davis, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Many Happy Returns
A fab four birthdays were celebrated this November across the DT38 team!
Kicking off on November 8th DT38 Committee Member Robbie Faller celebrated his big day and on November 12th DT38 Ambassador and Aussie tennis icon Paul McNamee turned 69. SD Amorebieta star Ryan Edwards was 30 on November 17th and Dagenham & Redbridge FC striker Freddie Sears enjoyed his 34th Birthday on the 27th. Both are DT38 Ambassadors.
Many Happy Returns one and all!
Picture of the Month
We love it when you share awesome snaps of you in your DT38 gear, we get so many, please keep it going.
Every month, just to bring joy to the world, we choose of our “Picture of the Month”.
For November we plumbed for this cracking shot, shared by Tony Liston of Peacock White Collar Boxing, of the man himself alongside his colleague Dom Shepherd and none other than BBC Apprentice winner Marnie Swindells!
Our White Collar Boxing event is never short of a famous face or two and we were delighted when Marnie dropped by at York Hall earlier this month to show her support!
Sharing the Love
We are so grateful to more than 35,000 people who follow and support us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok 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 issue but we’ll be back with the next edition of Channel38 in December.
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