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DT38 CHANNEL 38 – JANUARY EDITION

Welcome to the DT38 Foundation January 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.

Daniel Garb

Dan Garb (second left) with Jim Tombides, Tracy Tombides and Taylor Tombides

It is with great pleasure that we announce the appointment of Daniel Garb as a Patron of DT38 alongside Mile Jedinak.

Daniel got to know Dylan before he passed away in 2014 and has been an Ambassador of DT38 since the early days.

His unwavering support for DT38 since our launch in 2015 has been outstanding and we are truly grateful.

Daniel will now act as a public spearhead for DT38 and continue to promote our cause online and in person.

Thank you Daniel, we are very proud to know you.

New DT38 Ambassadors

We were thrilled to announce three former Socceroos as new DT38 Ambassadors this month.

Former Perth Glory star Jacob Burns, Melbourne Victory legend Archie Thompson and Simon Colosimo, who’s now playing for FC Bulleen Lions, have all pledged their support for our charity.

We are delighted to have you all on board, thank you for supporting DT38.

DT38 White Collar Boxing, Round Two

Following the amazing success of our inaugural event last year, we’re delighted to reveal that Awareness Below the Belt 2.0 will take place on November 10, 2019.

It will be held at York Hall, London, and we’re now on the look out for people to take part in this important and exciting event to help DT38 in raising awareness of testicular cancer.

We’re looking for men and women over the age of 18 who are not experienced boxers, full training will be provided*

The event is brought to you in partnership with Peacock White Collar Boxing who will oversee the action in the ring, keeping it safe and exciting for everyone.

DT38 Founder, Tracy Tombides, said: “Last year’s Awareness Below the Belt was an outstanding success.

“We saw so many brilliant people taking part in a boxing match for the first time to raise very important funds for DT38.

“We’re now on the hunt for the next generation, so if you’re interested in entering the ring and supporting our campaign to raise awareness of testicular cancer please get in touch, we’d love to hear from you.”

If you’re interested in taking part in Awareness Below the Belt 2.0 email peacockwhitecollar@live.co.uk

*Gym fees apply

Subbuteo Success

AFTA President Adrian Connelly with Donna Guiffre of DT38

We were thrilled to attend the AFTA Australian Grand Prix 2019 dinner on January 18thto mark our new partnership with the Australian Table Football Association.

The annual table football tournament – this year held at Bondi – was one of the largest table football events ever staged in the region.

DT38 Australia Media & Communications Manager, Donna Guiffre was guest speaker and given the opportunity to present DT38 Foundation and our campaign to raise awareness of testicular cancer.

ATFA President, Adrian Connelly, was diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2018 and admitted he knew little about the disease beforehand.

He said: “I was shocked to find out how common testicular cancer is for young men and that the rate has been rising. The form of testicular cancer is typically found in men in their 20s and 30s so all males from the moment they become a young adult should become informed, be aware of their body, and most importantly take action if you think something may not be right.”

Our Claire Flosses for the Nation

Claire Meredith

Did you see DT38 Board Member Claire Meredith dancing on live TV?

Yes, you read it right.

Proudly dressed in her white DT38 tee, fabulous Claire was spotted doing “The Floss” at the Hopman Cup tennis tournament in Perth.

No only did she entertain the nation but canny Claire also proudly displayed DT38’s name to millions.

Go girl!

Elliot Lee Interview

The latest in our series of big name interviews was published this month and featured DT38 Ambassador and Luton Town FC star Elliot Lee.

As one of Dylan’s closest buddies at West Ham United, the goal scorer opened up their time together, the current season and life as a professional footballer.

To read the full interview click here: https://dt38.co.uk/dt38-exclusive-a-few-minutes-with-luton-town-forward-elliot-lee/

Many Happy Returns

There are a fantastic five birthdays among our DT38 Ambassadors this month.

On December 8thnew DT38 Ambassador Simon Colosimo turned the big 4-0, and four days later Giancarlo Gallifuoco was 25.

West Ham United star Declan Rice was 20 on January 14th, just two days after scoring his first goal for the club.

On January 28thMatthias Fanimo, who is playing in the Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina, was 25 and Maidstone United’s Jack Powell was also 25.

We would like to wish Many Happy Returns to all of you!

Picture of the Month

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

This month we’re proud to share this wonderful picture of journalist and DT38 supporter Tommy Wathen who donned his snap back while on holiday to show his support for our cause.

Looking good Tommy!

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, 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 dt38@dt38.co.uk or connect with us on Twitter Facebook or Instagram