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DT38 Launches 3.80 Funding Appeal to Help Secure Future

We have today launched an appeal for support following a tough period for our charity caused by COVID-19.

For the past five years we have continued to support men and boys in the UK, Australia and elsewhere through educating them to protect themselves by checking for testicular cancer on the first of every month.

It is more important than ever, during the Coronavirus outbreak, that males take notice of our campaign because our health services are so drastically stretched because of this terrible virus.

Whilst we continue to work tirelessly to share this message to as many people as possible, as a charity we are entirely reliant upon fundraising and donations and we have sadly experienced a dramatic fall in income recently because of the pandemic.

We have been forced to cancel several exciting fundraising events including Golf Days in the UK and Australia, a quiz night and several race events and, understandably, many people have turned their attentions elsewhere during this very difficult time.

We fully appreciate the future is uncertain for many people right now, as it is for DT38 and we are look for support in the hope that we can mark our 6th anniversary in 2021 and far beyond.

We rely upon income to continue to share information about the risks of testicular cancer, the most common type of cancer among young men.

April 18th, 2020, marks the sixth anniversary of the passing of our inspiration, Dylan Tombides, who lost his battle with testicular cancer at the age of just 20. So that we can move forward with true confidence in the difficult months ahead, we have a launched the 3.80 Funding Appeal today.

We are asking if you can help DT38 and men and boys everywhere by making a donation of £3.80 (UK) or $3.80 (AUS) in support of our work this year. We would also be very grateful for donations from anywhere else in the world.

DT38 has continued to thrive over the past five years because of the wonderfully generous and kind hearted support of so many people and we are extremely grateful to each and everyone of you.

You can donate now here:

UK & Rest of World: https://virginmoneygiving.com/fund/dt38fundingappeal

Australia https://dt38.giveeasy.org/380-funding-appeal

Tracy Tombides, mother of Dylan, said: “Whilst we continue to work tirelessly to raise awareness and educate our youth about testicular cancer and as many people as possible, as a charity we are entirely reliant upon fundraising and donations and we have sadly experienced a dramatic fall in income recently because of the pandemic.

“We have cancelled several exciting fundraising events and, understandably, many people have turned their attentions elsewhere during this very difficult time.

“But we rely upon income to continue to raise awareness about the risks of testicular cancer, the most common type of cancer among young men.

“Today, marks the sixth anniversary of the passing of my son Dylan.

“So that we can move forward with true confidence in the difficult months ahead, we are asking your help.

“We are asking if you can help DT38 and men and boys everywhere by making a donation of £3.80 (UK) or $3.80 (AUS) in support of our work this year.

“We want to say a huge thanks to everyone for your unwavering support and generous donations over the past five years. By continuing to work together in the UK, Australia and further afield we can continue to keep our men and boys safe. 

“Our mission for the next five years appeared to be straightforward, but now our priority has turned to focus on reaching the 6th anniversary in February 2021.  We can only achieve this with your financial support. We want to continue to reach as many people as possible and to encourage men to check themselves down under on a monthly basis.

“In support of this we launched our Check 1-Two Campaign and it couldn’t be easier. On the first of every month remember to give yourselves a quick check down under.

“Why not put a reminder in your phone? 

“Of course, here at DT38 we’re going to be working hard to remind people because we know that self checking save lives – if you catch testicular cancer early you have a much better chance of survival or less complications.”