DT38 NEWSLETTER CHANNEL38 – September Edition

Welcome to the DT38 Foundation September newsletter, Channel38.

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

It’s also a chance 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 endeavours.

Tracy Tombides, Founder – DT38 Foundation 

High Hopes of a Full House at the DT38 Charity Poker Night

Former World Series of Poker champion Martin Jacobson and ex footballer Tony Cascarino were among the guests at the inaugural DT38 Charity Poker Night in 2017 and this year’s event will be even bigger and better.

A host of famous faces and big DT38 supporters will be taking to the tables at Crown London Aspinalls on November 21 to battle it out for the title of DT38CPN Champion and raise funds for our charity at the same time.

Thank you to all who’ve agreed to take part, it’s going to be epic!

If you would like further details about attending this high-flying event, including the “buy-in” email

Our Exclusive Interview with Josh Cullen

We had the pleasure of chatting recently with #DT38 Ambassador and professional footballer Josh Cullen for an exclusive interview.

Cullen – still officially a West Ham United player – is currently enjoying a loan spell at Charlton Athletic.

The 22-year-old midfielder opened up to us about a whole host of things, including losing a tooth on live TV, his admiration for Iniesta, winning the Dylan Tombides Award and the importance of regularly checking yourselves for testicular cancer.

You can read it here

Happy Birthday to you!

A quartet of birthdays for DT38 Ambassadors across September kicking off with LA Galaxy striker Sebastian Lletget who was 26 on September 3.

We hope your team mate Zlatan got you a card Seb!

On September 5, Tony Carr MBE – once the Academy Director at West Ham United – celebrated his big day and on the same day pro basketball player Damian Martin of the Perth Wildcats turned 34.

Former St Mirren and Perth Glory star Steven McGarry was 38(!) on September 28.

Happy Birthday all, thank you for your support.

Picture of the Month

We receive so many amazing images from DT38 supporters across the world and we love to share them.

It’s always so hard to do, but every month we choose our ‘Picture of the Month’.

This month we’re proud to share an amazing picture from Jack Burnett.

Jack is a teacher from Newcastle, Australia, and he recently visited Dylan’s memorial stone at Champions Place, London Stadium.

Jack says he is inspired by Dylan after reading our story book “Didge”, which as taught him about resilience.

Thank you so much for sharing this Jack.

DT38 White Collar Boxing Day – Sponsorship Opportunities & Tickets Now Available

The first ever DT38 White Collar Boxing event, named “Awareness Below The Belt” will take place on November 11th, 2018.

If you’re part of a company which would like to benefit from advertising through this exciting event, then please get in touch.

It is supported by West Ham United FC, Peacock Gym and Crown Community London 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 on the day will be former WBC light-heavyweight World Champion John Conteh.

Lots up for auction so far include a £4,200 made-measure-suit from Saville Row tailor and Hammers fan David Cooke at Denman and Goddard, a meal for two at May Fair Kitchen, London, a suit from Hawes and Curtis, an overnight stay at St James’s Hotel and Club in Mayfair, a training session with heavyweight boxing sensation Daniel Dubois at The Peacock Gym and a golf package.

All profits from ticket sales and the prize auction on the day will be donated to DT38 Foundation.

Tickets are priced as follows:-

Ringside (seated) – £60
Balcony (seated) – £40
Stalls (seated) – £30


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

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 September 2018 edition of Channel38, but we’ll be back with an update in October.

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 tracylee@dt38.orgor connect with us on Twitter Facebook or Instagram