DT38 Newsletter – “Channel38” – October 2023

Welcome to the DT38 October 2023 newsletter, Channel38.

It’s been a very lively 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!

Tickets On Sale Now for DT38 White Collar Boxing Event

Tickets are on sale now for Awareness Below The Belt 5, the hugely popular DT38 White Collar Boxing event on November 12th.

This exciting event is a spectacular staple in the DT38 calendar and has been a wonderful success over the past four years.

It’s a real favourite amongst Hammers and boxing fans and has been graced by many famous faces including Anthony Yarde, Declan Rice, Carlton Cole, Jermain Defoe, Bianca Westwood and Daniella Westbrook.

The awesome action will include a card of pre-arranged boxing matches involving folks with limited experience in the ring under the supervision of Peacock White Collar Boxing who are organising the event in collaboration with DT38.

It’s all happening at one of the planet’s most prestigious boxing venues, York Hall in Bethnal Green, London on Remembrance Sunday.

Respects will be paid to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice before the action in the ring kicks off.

Each of the gutsy competitors has put themselves forward to raise funds for DT38 and help our work raising awareness of testicular cancer to help save men and boy’s lives through education.

There is also a fundraising auction with some very special lots up for grabs including signed Nigel Benn shorts and tickets to Britain’s Got Talent. See below.

Doors are at 2.30pm and the first bell is at 4pm.

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

Tickets here:

DT38 White Collar Boxing Auction – NOW LIVE

Ever dreamed of owning Nigel Benn boxing shorts signed by The Dark Destroyer himself?

Ever wondered what it’s like to actually be in the Britain’s Got Talent TV show audience sitting behind celebs like Simon Cowell and Amanda Holden?

Well, this is your chance to make both of these things a reality!

In partnership with our amazing event partner, Peacock White Collar Boxing, we have put together a very exciting collection of rare items which you can bid for.

The auction is NOW LIVE and bidding will remain open until 4pm (GMT) on the day of the boxing event (November 12th, 2023).

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

The day of supervised boxing matches at London’s prestigious York Hall on November 12th is a fundraiser for DT38 and this auction is an important part of that.

View the auction and place bids here:

More lots are due to be added in the coming days.

Best of luck!

Stormin’ Gorman Wins Dylan Tombides Award Down Under

It gave us the greatest pleasure to present the Dylan Tombides Young Player of the Year Award to Jayden Gorman at the NPLWA Awards 2023.

DT38 Australia Director John Bondi and our Head of Media & Operations Donna Giuffre were honoured to attend the star-studded event at The Westin, Perth on October 18th.

Donna made an address and was joined by John on stage to present the award to Perth Glory FC forward Jayden.

DT38 enjoys a long-standing relationship with Football West, which is committed to helping us raise awareness of the risks of testicular cancer via their football platform.

Last year’s winner was Armadale SC’s Pieter Jacobsz, in 2021 the accolade was presented to Adam Zimarino of Perth Glory.

Read a full report from the event here:

Congratulations Gareth & Kit

Hats off to Gareth Vidler and Kit O’Callaghan who took part in running events and raised awareness for DT38 this month.

Gareth ran the Beachy Head Marathon on October 21st and Kit the Ultra version in the same place on the same day, both proudly wearing their DT38 merchandise.

We’re in awe guys, amazing!

NEW: DT38 Launches E-Calendar – Sign Ups Continue to Grow

We’re very excited to see the number of people who have now subscribed to our new DT38 e-calendar.

This initiative is a first for DT38 which uses technology to remind people to check themselves down under on the first of every month.

By signing up you are just a few clicks away from getting all the important DT38 dates you need automatically updated onto the calendar of your mobile phone, tablet or PC.

Tracy Tombides, Co-Founder of DT38, said: “We are very encouraged to see so many people signing up to our new scheme but I want to see more get involved.

“Our all new e-calendar is a great aid to remind people to check their testicles on the first of every month and it’s so easy to access, it could make all the difference.

“We also make sure that all key dates are in there for DT38, so subscribers have everything automatically updates on their phones and tablets and it’s completely free.

“There are only up-sides to our new e-calendar, so if you have’nt yet, I urge you to get involved.”

The innovation has primarily been introduced to enable more men and boys to check their testicles once a month, to pick up signs of anything unusual early on.

Here’s a reminder of the top benefits!

  • Includes monthly reminder to check your testicles
  • Automatically adds DT38 events to your mobile device calendar
  • Compatible with Apple, Google, Microsoft & many other digital calendars
  • Easy sign-up & synchronisation
  • Available NOW on the homepage
  • It’s completely FREE

So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to subscribe here

DT38 x WHUFC Perth Tour 23 Training Shirts On Sale NOW

Owing to many public appeals, these unique shirts are available to buy now.

Your chance to own a Limited Edition TOMBIDES 38 Player-Issued WHUFC Pre-Season Tour Training Tee is here.

This is your opportunity to own a piece of history and we only have a very limited stock available in our online store now.

These garments are not available anywhere else!

Because these WHUFC player issued shirts are in very limited supply, they come at a premium price, but all proceeds from sales will be used to support our work raising awareness of testicular cancer.

Buy here:

Jonathan’s Plea to Men & Boys to Check Themselves Once a Month!

New DT38 Ambassador Jonathan Harman shared a very important message in October to encourage males to get checking!

Jonathan signed up to become a DT38 Ambassador in August and wasted no time in making a difference.

He sent us a video to share, and it was an important one.

This brilliant film is the latest episode of our Check 1-Two campaign, which urges males to check their testicles on the first of every month.

The clip was shared on October 1st and every month on the first day we send out a message from a supporter or celebrity 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 thanks to Jonathan and to all the great folks, including many famous faces, 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 Jonathan’s video here: 

Buy 2 DT38 Polo Shirts for Just £15 – LAST FEW REMAINING

Last few remaining!

We now have a very 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.

Become a DT38 Ambassador

Would you like to become an Ambassador of DT38 alongside the likes of Tom Davis, 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, X, Instagram or to

Many Happy Returns

A top twelve birthdays were celebrated this October in DT38, enough for an entire footie line-up plus a sub!

On October 2nd former Hammers midfielder Jack Collison was 35 and Chennaiyin (Indian Super League) defender and testicular cancer survivor Ryan Edwards was 30 on October 7th. Both are DT38 Ambassadors.

Mark Ward – a Boy of ’86 – turned 61 on October 10th, while fellow DT38 Ambassador Carlton Cole was 40 two days later. DT38 Australia Director John Bondi also celebrated his birthday on October 12th, as did his son and DT38 Youth Ambassador Lee Bondi.

One day later (13th) former Melbourne City FC skipper Scott Jamieson was 35 and the 19th was the birthday of “Big Sam” Allardyce with Rob Hall of Hampton & Richmond Borough FC turning 30 on the 20th. All three of these great chaps are DT38 Ambassadors.

Former Socceroo Archie Thompson celebrated his 45th birthday on October 23rd, on the 26th ex-Hammers Academy keeper Sam Cowler was 31 and Bengaluru FC (Indian Premier League) midfielder Ryan Williams was 30 on October 28th. Again, all three are lovely Ambassadors of DT38.

Many Happy Returns one and all!

Picture of the Month

We adore that you keep sharing so many wonderful pictures every month of you in your DT38 gear, please keep it going.

Each month, just for fun, we choose of our “Picture of the Month”.

This time around we’re delighted to give the awesome accolade to DT38 Ambassador Champ Yearsley.

From supporting our boxing events with in-the-ring displays to getting on social media to spread the word, Champ has been a great supporter of DT38 for a good while now.

And we are thrilled that he is part of our team. Here’s Champ raising awareness online once again in his DT38 fawn hoodie! 

Awesome fella!

Sharing the Love 

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