Welcome to the DT38 October 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 – October 2021
Testicular Cancer Ultrasound Event Success
We were thrilled to welcome more than 80 men and boys to our FREE testicular cancer ultrasound scan event on October 16th, which was fully booked!
The session was organised by DT38 in partnership with The PFA and we would like to offer big thanks to Duncan Hardy and Ultrasound Services, Applecross for making the day happen.
We were also very grateful to Perth Glory’s DT38 U-23 Best Player of the Year Luke Bodnar who joined us on the day!
We would also like to show our gratitude to Perth Glory FC for their support.
This event is a great example of how DT38 supports males by raising awareness of testicular and helping save men and boy’s lives.
London Marathon – Huge Support for DT38 Runners
We have been blown away by the efforts of two people who ran the London Marathon to raise funds for DT38 this month.
Dominic Rogan – the Head Physiotherapist at West Ham United FC – raised a massive £34,822.25 (including Gift Aid) from sponsorship and DT38 supporter Paul Warren secured £760 (including Gift Aid).
We are extremely grateful to both runners for their efforts and for completing the gruelling 26.2 mile course on October 3rd in our name.
The funds raised will support our ongoing work to help save men and boys’ lives by raising awareness of testicular cancer as well as educating young people about wellbeing and arranging free screening events.
DT38 White Collar Boxing – Tickets On Sale
Tickets are now on sale for the third DT38 White Collar Boxing event on November 14th at London’s famous York Hall, in Bethnal Green.
We’re also delighted to announce this month that we will be joined on the day by West Ham United icon Carlton Cole who will be helping present the prizes in the ring.
The action will involve pre-arranged, supervised, boxing matches between novice boxers who have undergone a training and safety programme at Peacock Gym who are organising the event with DT38.
Competitors this year include Bootsie “The Big Fella” Fuller, Rayna “Tiger Paw” Cherneva, Matt “Cabbo” Sewell, James “The General” Poole, Mr T, Alex “The Dog” Scott, Zac Kourtaa, James “The Romford Rocky” Baxter and John “Fireball” Feeney.
Doors are at noon and first bell is at 2pm.
It promises, once again, to be a thrilling day!
There are three bands of ticket for Awareness Below the Belt 3.0
Stalls – £35
Balcony – £40
Ringside – £60
NPLWA Awards 2021
We were honoured to attend the NPLWA Awards 2021 at The Westin Perth on October 21st.
DT38 Board Member John Bondi and our Media & Communications Manager in Australia Donna Giuffre were invited to the celebration, with Donna Presenting the Dylan Tombides Male Young Player of the Year award to Adam Zimarino of Perth Glory FC.
Huge thanks to Football West for a fantastic evening and for inviting us to the prestigious event in memory of Dylan Tombides.
Full report of the NPLWA Awards 2021: https://www.footballwest.com.au/news/stonehill-whitney-win-2021-gold-medals
James Collins Event – Competition Winner
Congratulations to West Ham United fan James Rowland who was the winner of our social media competition with E13 Events and picked up two tickets for An Evening with James Collins.
The event took place at Romford United Services & Social Club on October 8th.
Sam Kerr Ballon D’or
Massive congratulations to DT38 Ambassador and Matildas captain Sam Kerr who has made it into the 20-strong shortlist for the 2021 Women’s Ballon d’Or – the prize for being the world’s best footballer.
The striker has been rewarded for her goalscoring record over the year which has seen her win the Golden Boot as the top scorer in England’s Women’s Super League with Chelsea and for her efforts with the Australian national team at the Olympics.
We’ve got everything crossed for you on November 29th in Paris Sam!
Many Happy Returns
A terrific twelve birthdays were celebrated in October across our wonderful DT38 team.
Sharing the honours on October 2nd were DT38 Ambassadors Luke Wilkshire and Jack Collison, while on the 7th fellow Ambassador, testicular cancer survivor and Dundee United defender Ryan Edwards celebrated his big day.
Hammers icon Mark Ward had a birthday on October 10th and BT Sport Broadcaster and West Ham icon Carlton Cole was one year older on the 12th, both are DT38 Ambassadors.
Down Under DT38 Board Member John Bondi celebrated his birthday on the 12thtoo, while one day later DT38 Ambassador and Melbourne City skipper Scott Jamieson turned 33.
The man who gave Dylan Tombides his West Ham United debut, Sam Allardyce, was 67 on October 19th and one day later Barnet forward Rob Hall was 28, both are DT38 Ambassadors.
Socceroos legend Archie Thompson was 43 on October 23rd and on 26thgoalkeeper Sam Cowler was 29.
Two days later (28th) Oxford United winger Ryan Williams was 28.
All three are DT38 Ambassadors.
Many Happy Returns one and all!
Picture of the Month
We receive so many fantastic pictures every month and we also get some crackers from our own events.
This month we’re doing something slightly different for our
chosen “Picture of the Month”. We’re giving the space over to 20-year-old Norwich City goalkeeper Dan Barden, who is on loan at Livingston FC in the SPL.
Dan has recently been diagnosed with testicular cancer and we’re sending our love and best wishes to him on his battle with the disease.
Support DT38 this Christmas at our Online Shop
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.
Have a browse here: dt38foundation.myshopify.com
Thank you so much for the support you give.
Containers For Change Down Under
We are thrilled to be a nominated charity to benefit from the Containers For Change recycling initiative in Western Australia.
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.
It really is that simple to build up your recycling and help DT38 and the planet at the same time!
For more information 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
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 November.
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