DT38 Newsletter – “Channel38” – August 2023

Welcome to the DT38 August 2023 newsletter, Channel38.

It’s been another busy month for DT38 and we’re here to share some of the very latest news, events and stories involving our charity.

It’s also an opportunity 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!



You asked for it and we certainly delivered!

Limited Edition TOMBIDES 38 WHU Pre-Season Tour Training Tee now up for grabs. 

To own a piece of history, purchase one today! 

Visit the DT38 store here:


What a fairway to spend a day!

Our third annual DT38 UK Golf Day was a roaring sell-out success on August 15th.

A galaxy of West Ham United icons mixed with fans and DT38 supporters to enjoy the sublime course at Langdon Hills Golf & Country Club in the sunshine.

Big thanks to Tony Cottee (DT38 Ambassador), Scott Minto, Rob Lee, Alan Curbishley, Marlon Harewood, George Parris, Jimmy Walker, Martin Allen, Geoff Pike, Allen McKnight and Paul Brush who all took part.

And to Tony Gale who picked up his clubs and also hosted the evening event.

Taylor Tombides – Co-founder of DT38 – led a DT38 team around the 18-hole course once again.

In the evening guests enjoyed dinner and a very special fundraising auction for a collection of outstanding Hammers memorabilia.

Huge thanks to Ian Morgan of E13 Events and Terry Moncur of Langdon Hills Golf & Country Club for their great help organising the event with us.

Big thanks also to First Response Site Services, Rainham Industrial Services and to BC Media and Jake Cox for taking photos and film clips on the day and to all DT38 helpers for your dedication at the event.

The event raised around £14,000 which will all be used to support our work raising awareness of testicular cancer.

Thank you to everyone who supported us!

Dylan Tombides Trophy II 2023 – PICTURE SPECIAL

The second DT38 Trophy match of 2023 took place at Macedonia Park on August 19th, and what a memorable day it was!

The NPLWA fixture between Stirling Macedonia FC and Perth SC was dedicated to remembering Dylan Tombides and to raising awareness of DT38.

Dylan played for both clubs as a youngster and we continue enjoy a very strong affiliation with them.

On the day DT38 mascots dressed in our iconic hi-vis orange t-shirts, enjoyed pitch access for photos and gave both teams a “guard of honour” before kick off.

Dylan’s Father and Co-Founder of DT38, Jim Tombides, was on-hand to help with the coin toss.

Once the match was underway the crowd paid an emotional tribute to Dylan on the 38th minute with a stunning applause.

Our Head of Media & Operations Donna Giuffre chaired a pre-match Awareness Panel for a discussion about testicular cancer involving survivor of the disease Jake Harris, DT38 Board Member John Bondi, Dylan’s former West Ham United FC scout Mike Leigh and Stirling Macedonia FC President Luke Pavlos.

Big thanks to everyone who took part in the panel, to both clubs for your amazing support and to everyone who helped our charity on the day!

The match finished Stirling Macedonia FC 0-3 Perth SC.


Sept 10th, 2023 – Steve Shaw’s Fundraising Sky Dive for DT38. You can sponsor Steve here:

Sept 15th, 2023 – An Audience with Paolo Di Canio at Brentwood Centre in support of DT38 with E13 Events.

Buy 2 DT38 Polo Shirts for Just £15

Sound the sale klaxon!

We have a limited sale at the DT38 store that you won’t want to miss.

We are currently offering TWO DT38 polo shirts for just £15.

They’re available in both black and white and the items are sold at £10 each (outside of the promotion).

To take advantage of this outstanding offer visit our shop here

All monies received for the sale of DT38 merchandise are used to support our work raising awareness of testicular cancer.

New DT38 Ambassadors

We were delighted to give a very warm welcome to four new DT38 Ambassadors this month.

Jonathan Harman, Steve Dann, Kit O’ Callaghan and Dylan Bregman are all now official supporters of DT38.

They will each support DT38 by helping us raise awareness of testicular cancer and by taking part in fundraising efforts.

Great to have you all involved!

Rob Pritchard Makes Appeal for Males to Check Themselves Once a Month

Long-time supporter of DT38 Rob Pritchard made a special video this month to encourage men and boys to check their testicles on the first of every month for our Check 1-Two campaign.

Rob got to know Dylan Tombides personally, he has been part of the West Ham United FC media team for many years.

He is also a DT38 Ambassador

The clip was filmed in front of Dylan’s memorial statue outside HBF Park in Perth and is the latest installment of DT38’s Check 1-Two Campaign, which launched in 2020.

It was launched because early detection of any symptoms of testicular cancer can dramatically increase your chances of surviving the disease.

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!

Rob is the latest in a very large group of great people – including many famous faces – who have chosen to back our campaign.

Keep an eye out for who’s going to make an appearance on September 1st.

Watch Rob’s video here:

DT38 Ambassador Rob Pritchard

Enter the Boxing Ring for DT38 in November

The search is on for people to take part in Awareness Below The Belt 5, 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 12th.

Invite friends and family and make a day of it, as you take on the challenge of a lifetime.

If you’re interested in taking part please email


Become a DT38 Ambassador

Would you like to become an Ambassador of DT38 alongside the likes of Mark Noble, Sam Kerr, Carlton Cole, TV star Tom Davis and Declan Rice?

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:

Become An Ambassador

Many Happy Returns

A fab five birthdays were celebrated in August across our amazing DT38 team.

Kicking off with none other than DT38 Patron Mile Jedinak on August 3rd followed on the 5th by DT38 Ambassador and West Ham United media man Rob Pritchard.

On August 8th Perth Glory goalkeeper Liam Reddy turned 42 and on August 18thLeyton Orient FC midfielder and great buddy of Dylan Tombides George Moncur was 30.

Both are DT38 Ambassadors.

On August 28th DT38 Australia Board Member Jason Bondi was 33. 

Many Happy Returns one and all!

Sharing the Love 

We are so grateful to more than 35,000 people who follow and support us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and TikTok.

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 this edition to an end, but we’ll be back with the next issue of Channel38 in September.

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