DT38 Newsletter – ‘Channel38’ – January 2022 Edition

Welcome to the DT38 January 2022 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 – January 2022

Isla Caton Tribute

We were absolutely devastated to hear about the passing of Isla Caton on January 25th.

Little Isla – who was just seven-years-old – was a big Hammers fan who won the hearts of people across football and the wider world.

Her gorgeous smile and beautiful spirit endured throughout a five-year battle with Neuroblastoma, a rare form of cancer.

In May 2017 her mother Nicola launched a fundraising campaign which was supported by West Ham United and so many people across football and the wider world who donated to support Isla’s treatment.

Our Co-Founder, Tracy Tombides who lost her son Dylan to testicular cancer in 2014 at the age of 20, contacted the Caton family to pass on her condolences.

“My sincere condolences to you Michael and Millie. You did everything humanly possible, never forget that. Take peace in knowing she is no longer in pain and will watch over you all for the rest of your lives. I know you are broken hearted. I know the pain is too much to bare. I know one day you will smile when you think about the impact your beautiful daughter has had on this world. All my love, Tracy.”

Rest in peace beautiful Isla xx

DT38 Australia Golf Day Now Booking

Tickets are selling for the first ever DT38 Australia Golf Day in March.

Yes, we are currently booking for this new fundraising event on March 11th, and all players on the day will be in with a chance of winning an amazing Izuzu vehicle worth up to $60,000 at the event.

This fantastic prize comes courtesy of our event partner Major Motors.

The special day will take place at Wembley Golf Course and bookings are being taken for a team of four people for $700.

This includes a welcome pack, use of golf carts, entry into on/off course prizes, post-round barbecue dinner, presentation and a Q & A with special guest stars.

Events such as this are vital to our charity’s success. Our mission is to raise awareness and change the stigma associated with men’s health issues with a particular focus on testicular cancer.

We do this through providing educational programmes and opportunities for the youth of our community, to help shape a generation of children who are self- aware about their health and wellbeing. In order to do this we need your support.

Donna Giuffre, Head of Media & Operations at DT38 Australia, said: “We’re so excited to now be in a position to host our DT38 Australia Golf Day, it’s going to be epic!

“A huge thanks to all of our partners who’ve been so amazing in supporting this important occasion.

“We guarantee it is going to be great fun, but it’s also a vital day in DT38 Australia’s fundraising calendar and so we urge people to book early, not just to secure your places, but also support our ongoing mission to raise awareness of testicular cancer and help save men and boy’s lives.”

We also have limited sponsorship opportunities available so please get in touch with our Head of Media & Operations – with any sponsorship queries you may have. Thank you.

Check and download out our booking forms below to secure your space at this fantastic event!

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:

An Important New Year Message from Our Co-Founder Tracy Tombides

To kick off the seventh year of our charity, DT38 Co-Founder Tracy Tombides sent out a very important New Year message on January 1st.

In the latest installment video for our campaign Check 1-Two, Tracy reminded men and boys to check themselves down under on the first day of every month.

Self checking is simple, you can do it in bed, in the shower 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!

Thank you.

Recycle Your Empty Containers 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:

For more information Containers For Change pay them a virtual visit

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

Many Happy Returns

A super six birthdays were celebrated in January across our wonderful DT38 team.

On January 8th DT38 Ambassador and former Socceroo Simon Colosimo was 43 while on the 12th his countryman and fellow Ambassador Giancarlo Gallifuoco turned 28.

A day later DT38 Australia Committee Member Alex Christian celebrated his big day and on January 14th DT38 Ambassador and West Ham United star Declan Rice marked his 23rd birthday.

Matthias Fanimo, a DT38 Ambassador who wears number 38 for his club FK Sarajevo, was 28 on the 28th and a day later his former Hammers youth team mate and fellow Ambassador Jack Powell also turned 28.

Many Happy Returns one and all!

Picture of the Month

We get so many wonderful pictures sent to us each week, and we love it, please keep them coming.

Each month we pick our “Picture of the Month”.

But this month we’re suspending that feature and devoting this section to beautiful Isla Caton, the little princess who won the hearts of the nation.

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 February.

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 or connect with us on Twitter Facebook or Instagram