DT38 Newsletter – “Channel38” – January 2023

Welcome to the DT38 January 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!

David Gold – A Tribute

We were deeply saddened to hear about the passing of West Ham United FC joint Chairman David Gold this month.

Mr Gold passed away on January 4th following a short illness at the age of 86.

He was especially supportive to the Tombides family after the loss of Dylan Tombides in April 2014.

Paying tribute, Tracy Tombides said: “I was saddened to hear of the Passing of David Gold and my thoughts turned to the unwavering support that the family received from him, David Sullivan and Karren Brady when Dylan was first diagnosed with testicular cancer.

“I’ll never forget that arm around me as I watched Dylan’s shirt being retired at Upton Park on 19 April 2014.

“He had no idea of his strength and how he held me together that day. Always in my heart.”

Mr Gold was a lifelong Hammers fan and will be sorely missed.

Tracy and Taylor Tombides are honoured to be attending Mr Gold’s funeral which will take place shortly.

DT38 Poker Night

We’re delighted to announce the return of the DT38 Charity Poker Tournament in March.

The event is an extremely popular evening and raises vital funds for DT38 and our work raising awareness of testicular cancer.

Famous faces to take part in the past include Martin Jacobson, Stephen Hendry, Matthew Selt and Tony Cascarino.

It will take place at the prestigious Crown London Aspinalls, Mayfair, London on March 10th at 6pm.

Buy in = 500

Add in = 250

Rebuy = 250

We’re seeking 50 runners.

To confirm your interest contact

Seb Plays Again after Testicular Cancer Battle

We are delighted to see striker Sebastian Haller back on the pitch after a battle with testicular cancer last year.

The former West Ham United forward returned to play for his new club Borussia Dortmund this month.

The 28 year-old underwent chemotherapy after being diagnosed with testicular cancer in July, shortly after he left the Hammers.

Seb is one of four known players in the Bundesliga to have battled testicular cancer last year, all within a six-month period.

We wish Seb and all others well in their recovery and to a brighter year ahead.

DT38 Podcast Continues to Thrive

Did you know that DT38 have our very own podcast?

Hosted by DT38 Ambassador and testicular cancer survivor Rhys Ryan, On The Ball features interviews with star studded guests from the world of football and beyond.

Chat about the beautiful game, their own careers and testicular cancer usually feature.

Episodes so far released include interviews with Aussie football legend Mile Jedinak, TV commentator giant Martin Tyler, and football and Jungle icon Harry Redknapp.

Find On The Ball wherever you get your podcasts.

Tracy Tombides Encourages Lads to Check Themselves Once a Month

Our fabulous Co-founder Tracy Tombides is one of the most qualified people in the world to speak about the importance of men and boys checking their testicles once a month.

In 2014, Tracy lost her eldest son Dylan Tombides at the age of just 20 to testicular cancer after he was denied an early ultrasound scan.

Tracy and everyone at DT38 know the importance of recognising the signs and symptoms of the disease early because it makes a big difference to your chances of survival.

That is why DT38 launched our Check 1-Two campaign, to encourage men and boys to check their testicles on the first day of every month.

To kick off 2023 we shared a video of Tracy on New Year’s Day to spread the word in the latest installment of our campaign.

Every 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!

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

Watch Tracy’s video here:

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:

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:

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 fantastic five birthdays were celebrated this January across the DT38 team!

We marked a quintet of celebrations this month which kicked off on January 8th with the 44th birthday of DT38 Ambassador and former Socceroo Simon Colosimo.

DT38 Australia Committee Member Alex Christian turned a year older on January 13th and a day later DT38 Ambassador Declan Rice was 24.

Pro footballer Matthias Fanimo was 29 on January 28th and the very next day Crawley Town midfielder Jack Powell was also 29, both are DT38 Ambassadors.

Many Happy Returns one and all!

Picture of the Month

We adore seeing the images you take with your DT38 gear, so please keep sharing.

Each month we have the impossible job of choosing just one “Picture of the Month” because, well why not?!.

For January 2023 we’ve chosen this wonderful piccie of DT38 Youth Ambassador George Audin who seized the moment while on a trip to snowy Norway.

Marvellous George!

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