DT38 Newsletter – “Channel38” – October 2022

Welcome to the DT38 October 2022 newsletter, Channel38.

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

It’s also a chance 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!

Tickets On Sale Now for DT38 White Collar Boxing Event

Tickets are on sale now for the hugely popular Awareness Below The Belt 4, our DT38 White Collar Boxing event on November 13th.

This spectacular occasion is a fixture in the DT38 calendar and has been a tremendous success in previous years.

A favourite amongst Hammers fans and graced by many celebrities including Declan Rice, Carlton Cole, Jermain Defoe, Bianca Westwood and Daniella Westbrook.

The thrilling action will feature a programme of pre-arranged boxing matches involving people with limited experience in the ring under the supervision of Peacock Gym who are organising the event in partnership with DT38.

It takes place at one of the world’s most famous boxing venues, York Hall in Bethnal Green, London on Remembrance Sunday.

Each of the big-hearted competitors has committed to take part to raise funds for DT38 and our work raising awareness of testicular cancer to help save men and boy’s lives through education.

There will also be a fundraising auction with some very special lots up for grabs on the day!

Doors are at 12.30pm and the first bell is at 2 pm.

It promises, once again, to be one amazing day!

Tickets here:

Bawlsy Blokes – Coming Next Year

Something big is brewing down under.

Excitement is building at DT38 Australia for a brand new event, just for fellas, who have the balls to come and spread the word about testicular cancer.

Bawlsy Blokes will take place in the first quarter of 2023 at a top secret location in the Perth area (WA 6000).

And we’re inviting guys to join us for a fun-filled evening with DT38’s message at the heart of it.

Of course everything has to be organised properly so there’ll be some women around the place (just joking fellas) including DT38’s inspiring co-founder Tracy Tombides. 

The event includes live entertainment, celebrity guests, unlimited food and beers and an auction with some AMAZING items up for grabs.

Watch the space for more details and for ticket info.

Full House of Celebs for DT38 at Charity Event

A galaxy of stars shone at a very special charity poker tournament in October to raise funds for DT38.

YouTuber and entrepreneur Caspar Lee, rapper KSI and TV star Jamie Laing were joined by internet legends WillNE, Calfreezy, Arthur B, businesswoman Kathleen Breitman and investor Sasha Kaletsky.

DT38 co-founder Tracy Tombides attended the event which was organised by and held at Les Ambassadeurs in London.

It raised more than £16,000 towards our work raising awareness of testicular cancer to help save men and boy’s lives through education.

We’re extremely grateful to everyone involved, huge thanks for your time and generosity.

Awards Galore Down Under

A brilliant new initiative to reward young footballers has been launched by DT38 partner club Stirling Macedonia FC.

In October the NPLWA team unveiled the inaugural Dylan Tombides Rising Star Awards to recognise the talents of its young players.

Four special accolades were presented to Filip Antanasov, Bobby Bogos, David Klimoski and Nikola Taveski.

Congratulations guys.

Also this month DT38 Australia Head of Media & Operations Donna Giuffre was honoured to attend the NPLWA Awards on behalf of DT38.

Donna took to the stage to present the Dylan Tombides Young Male Player of the Year Award to Pieter Jacobsz.

Brilliant work Pieter!

Matt Upson Urges Men & Boys to Check Themselves Regularly

Former West Ham United FC and England defender Matt Upson has given his support to our Check 1-Two campaign to encourage men and boys to get checking.

This month we were delighted to share a special message from Matt exclusively for DT38 to encourage guys to check their testicles on the first day of every month.

The video was shared on October 1st and each 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!

Huge gratitude to Matt and to all of the many great folks who’ve joined in our Check 1-Two campaign so far. Keep an eye out for who’s going to make an appearance on November 1st.

Watch Matt’s video here:

New DT38 Ambassadors Alert

We were delighted to welcome two new DT38 Ambassadors this month.

Long time supporter of DT38 Baz Cox has officially joined our team as an Ambassador of DT38.

Hammers fanatic Baz took part in the first ever Awareness Below the Belt event in 2018 when he took to the ring to raise funds for us. He’s supported DT38 in many ways over the years.

And talking White Collar Boxing, one of the key people behind the event (which takes place on November 13th this year) Tony Liston, has also been named an Ambassador of our charity.

And we’re so pleased to welcome him on board.

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

The Happy Birthday XI

An exhilarating eleven birthdays were celebrated this October in DT38, enough for a whole football team!

On October 2nd former Hammers midfielder Jack Collison was 34 and Dundee United defender and testicular cancer survivor Ryan Edwards was 29 on October 7th. Both are DT38 Ambassadors.

Mark Ward – a Boy of ’86 – turned 60 on October 10th, while fellow DT38 Ambassador Carlton Cole was 39 two days later. DT38 Australia Director John Bondi also celebrated his birthday on October 12th.

One day later (13th) Melbourne City FC skipper Scott Jamieson was 34 and the 19thwas the birthday of “Big Sam” Allardyce with Rob Hall of Barnet FC turning 29 on the 20th. All three of these fine fellows are DT38 Ambassadors.

Former Socceroo Archie Thompson celebrated his 44th birthday on October 23rd, on the 26th ex-Hammers Academy keeper Sam Cowler was 30 and Perth Glory midfielder Ryan Williams was 29 on October 28th. Again, all three are proud Ambassadors of DT38.

Many Happy Returns one and all!

Picture of the Month

We get so excited when you share lovely photos of yourselves every month promoting DT38 in some way or other, so please keep the it coming.

Each and every month we have the impossible job of picking a “Picture of the Month”, just for fun.

For October we’ve gone for this fantastic image taken at The Cow in Stratford, just a stone’s throw from the home of our partner club West Ham United FC. The folks at this smashing pub wanted to help us raise awareness of testicular cancer and we’re so grateful for the support.

Thank you, thank you, thank you guys!

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.

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