Welcome to the DT38 April 2022 newsletter, Channel38.
It’s been another busy 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!
Rest In Peace Dylan Tombides – Eight Years Gone, Never Forgotten
Hundreds of tributes poured in this month to remember Dylan Tombides on the eighth anniversary of his passing.
Our beloved Dylan passed away on April 18th, 2014, after a long and brave battle with testicular cancer.
DT38 exists to raise awareness of the disease in memory of Dylan, his story continues to inspire people across the world.
His legacy and continuing influence has helped educate thousands of men and boys about the risks of testicular cancer and the importance of self checking.
On behalf of the Tombides family we would like to say a massive thanks to everyone for your kind messages of love and support this month.
Rest in peach Dylan – 08/03/94-18/04/14
DT38 Awareness Day at West Ham United
The seventh annual DT38 Awareness Day took place at West Ham United this month.
We were very proud, once again, to be centre stage at a Premier League match which was dedicated to helping us raise awareness of testicular cancer.
In advance of the Hammers home fixture versus Burnley FC, the first team squad – including DT38 Ambassadors Mark Noble and Declan Rice – wore DT38 t-shirts during training.
On the 38th minute of the match fans across the stadium took part in a moving tribute of applause for Dylan.
We enjoyed significant coverage in the matchday programme, website and social media and our branding appeared on the advertising boards and stadium screens.
Before the match a video played to the 50,000 strong crowd about the importance of self checking for testicular cancer on the first of every month and Dylan’s brother Taylor Tombides was interviewed pitchside with DT38 Ambassador Carlton Cole.
A huge thanks to every at West Ham United and West Ham United Foundation for your support, once again, at this special annual event.
We are very proud to be a Principal Charity Partner of the Club.
DT38 v DD44 – Special Match to Raise Awareness of Testicular Cancer
A memorable football match took place at ABD Stadium Valley Park, in Melbourne on April 3rd and has raised more than $13,700 AUD so far for DT38.
The game was organised by Hume City FC player Danny Dixon and friends in partnership with DT38.
Danny is, thankfully, on the road to recovery after battling testicular cancer, he took part in the event.
Thomas Sorenson and Michael Zerafa were among the famous faces on show with DT38 Ambassador Paul McNamee enjoying a role in the dug-out on the day.
Huge thanks to all players who took part in the match and to everyone who supported this brilliant event.
Thank you also to Avellino Sports, Thirteen Developments, Ultra Football, Shane Rexhepi and Blaze Apparel & Merchandise for your support.
You can still donate right here: https://gofund.me/fc5d2fa1
Everyone at DT38 would like to offer our warmest congratulations to Socceroos defender Harry Souttar who won the Dylan Tombides Medal this month.
The 23-year-old – who plays for Stoke City FC – follows in the footsteps of past winner Noah Botic who won the accolade in 2019, the year it launched.
The Medal celebrates the overall conduct and commitment of players representing Australia’s male junior teams, honouring the memory of former youth international Tombides and his bravery when playing for the green and gold.
Click here for the full story: https://www.footballaustralia.com.au/news/harry-souttar-receives-prestigious-youth-award-dylan-tombides-medal
Enter the Boxing Ring for DT38 in November
The search is on for people to take part in Awareness Below The Belt 4, our White Collar Boxing event in November.
This spectacular occasion is a fixture in the DT38 calendar and has been a tremendous success in previous years.
We’re looking for people of any gender over the age of 18 who have no boxing experience to take part in a supervised boxing match at London’s prestigious York Hall on November 13th.
Invite friends and family and make a day of it, as you take on the challenge of a lifetime.
For more information check out this fantastic article published by West Ham United FC
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: https://dt38.co.uk/volunteers
Survivor Star David Genat Urges Men & Boys to Check Themselves
Thank you to Australian TV star David Genat who took part in this brilliant video to remind people about the importance of checking your tackle once a month.
This film is the latest episode of our Check 1-Two campaign.
Self-checking is simple, you can do it in bed, in the shower 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!
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: https://www.pass2u.net/d/hhcpL4hpCPpt?t=qr_code&openExternalBrowser=1
For more information Containers For Change pay them a virtual visit https://www.containersforchange.com.au/wa/
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Many Happy Returns
A smashing seven birthdays were celebrated in April across our amazing DT38 team.
Leading the way on April 1st was DT38 Australia Director and auntie of Dylan, Karen Bondi, who celebrated her big day.
On April 7th DT38 Ambassador and Anderlecht FC midfielder Josh Cullen turned 26 and four days later Avondale FC forward Liam Boland – also an Ambassador – was 30 years old.
The next day (April 12th) saw a double celebration as DT38 Ambassadors Brandon O’Neill (28) and Rhys Ryan (23) both celebrated their big days.
April 13th was the birthday of Luton Town FC full back Dan Potts, who was 28, while former Socceroo Jacob Burns was 44 on April 21st. Both are DT38 Ambassadors.
Many Happy Returns one and all!
Picture of the Month
We adore getting so many amazing images each month from people across the world who want to help us raise awareness of DT38, please keep them coming.
Every month we then pick our “Picture of the Month”.
As a tribute to Dylan, who passed away eight years ago this month, we chose this picture of the big screen at London Stadium which was displayed during a minute’s applause during West Ham United versus Burnley FC.
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 May.
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