DT38 Newsletter Channel38 – May Edition incl. Carlton Cole, Conor Coventry and DT38 Awareness Day Report at West Ham United


Welcome to the DT38 Foundation May newsletter, Channel38.

This is where we bring together the latest news, events, support stories and developments at DT38.

It’s also an opportunity for us to share important information about the work we do to raise awareness of testicular cancer around schools and in communities as well as publicly offering our thanks to the many people who support us in our work.

Tracy Tombides
Founder – DT38 Foundation

Always Believe in Carlton Cole, Goal!

We were delighted to announce recently that West Ham United icon Carlton Cole is now an Ambassador of DT38 Foundation.

Our huge thanks to Carlton for coming on board and pledging to help us spread the word about DT38 and the risks of testicular cancer.

DT38 Awareness Day

The fourth DT38 Awareness Day took place around the West Ham United FC v Manchester City FC match on April 29th at London Stadium.

We are extremely grateful to everyone at West Ham for giving us this amazing opportunity to raise awareness of DT38 and our work in view of the packed stadium, once again.

As always, the fans greeted us with such warmth.

Pitch-side before the match, our Founder Tracy Tombides, gave an interview which was relayed onto the big screen.

It was a wonderful opportunity to talk about Dylan, his legacy and our continuing work to educate people about the risks of testicular cancer.

We were given a spread in the match day programme and on and plenty more was organised for us besides.

Thank you once again to West Ham United and the West Ham United Foundation for their continued support.

Pic by Arfa
West Ham United v Man City 29-04-2018
Copyright Arfa Griffiths Griffiths Photographers

Coventry Set for Bright Future

In a busy month for DT38, our founder Tracy was also present at the West Ham Player Awards on April 25th at the Intercontinental London – The O2 Hotel.

Tracy was filled with pride to witness 18-year-old midfielder Conor Coventry, win the fourth annual Dylan Tombides Award on the night.

Other Hammers picking up accolades included former DTA winner and DT38 Ambassador Declan Rice and Marko Arnautovic who scooped Hammer of the Year.

DT38 White Collar Boxing Day has moved to November

The first ever DT38 White Collar Boxing Day will now take place on November 11th, 2018.

For organisational reasons the big day – supported by West Ham United FC and Crown Community London – has been moved to the autumn and will take place at the legendary York Hall, Bethnal Green.

The action – which runs from 2pm to 8pm – is being organised by experts from Peacock Gym.

Taking control of the DT38 fundraising auction and presenting the trophies will be former WBC light-heavyweight World Champion John Conteh. The event will be hosted by former BBC broadcaster Johnny Barren.

We’ll be providing updated information about tickets as soon as possible.

Take Part in DT38’s White Collar Boxing Day

Ever wanted to be a champion boxer? Now is your chance.

We are on the hunt for men or women to compete in the first-ever DT38 White Collar Boxing Day, now in November.

Never boxed before? Don’t worry, most of the guys and girls who’ve already signed up for the big day, on November 11th, have never entered the ring and you’ll be in safe hands with the experts from London’s Peacock Gym.

You’ll also be given plenty of safety gear and a set of rules designed to ensure that white collar boxing is just about fitness, fun and raising funds for DT38.

Of course, if you can take part, we’d love it if you could raise some funds for DT38 at the same time by selling tickets to your friends and family – it’s what it’s all about!

If you’d be interested in getting involved and are over the age of 18, please contact

DT38 Picture of the Month

A regular feature on Channel38 is our Picture of the Month.

We are delighted to receive so many fantastic images of people doing cool things to raise awareness or funds for DT38.

And the job of picking the DT38 Picture of the Month is always a tall order.

But, the winner for April is this snap of DT38 Youth Ambassador Lee Bondi, pictured here with Hammers skipper and fellow DT38 Ambassador Mark Noble.

This is one to remember!

Please continue to send in those pictures of you wearing your DT38 hats, t-shirts and scarves from wherever you are in the world at that time. It is great fun and we LOVE to share them so please keep posting them to our social media channels or

Running for DT38

We are immensely proud of the many people who have taken part in organised races to raise funds and awareness for DT38.

We are delighted to confirm that we have been awarded several spaces in the Virgin Sport Westminster (London) 10k on July 15th, 2018.

DT38 Ambassador and unbeaten boxer Mark Little has already pledged to run at this event and if you’d like to join him by running for DT38 please get in touch

Many Happy Returns

This month we’re celebrating a fabulous foursome of DT38 Ambassador’s birthdays.

On May 11th Sky News Sports Reporter Heather Miller is celebrating her 24th birthday.

On May 24th Dylan’s former teammate Jordan Spence – now at Ipswich Town FC – will be 28 and Blair Turgott is celebrating his 24th birthday on May 22nd.

On May 31st, former Perth Glory midfielder Mark Lee will be 39-years-old.

Happy Birthday all!

Sharing the Love

We are so grateful to more than 30,000 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.

Here are just three of the many wonderful messages received this month

And that brings to end of this May 2018 edition of Channel38, but we’ll be back with an update in June.

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