Welcome to the DT38 Foundation August 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
Tributes Paid to Dylan at Perth Soccer Club
We are very proud and touched to announce that the annual Dylan Tombides Trophy match took place at Dorrien Gardens on August 4thfor Perth Soccer Club v Stirling Lions.
The match ended 2-1 to PSC and on the 38thminute an applause took place in memory of Dylan.
Thank you to all at PSC and Stirling Lions for your continued support.
Welcome Arthur and George
This month we welcomed two very special young men as Ambassadors of DT38.
Arthur Gaywood is just ten-years-old and has been raising awareness for our charity for some time including running Race for Life on more than one occasion.
And for the past year, nine-year-old George Audin has been sharing DT38’s message after becoming inspired by Dylan.
He has given a talk to his school friends about DT38 and his junior football team carries the DT38 logo on their kit.
It gives us great pleasure to welcome them into our fantastic team of DT38 Ambassadors which includes our Patron Mile Jedinak and Hammer’s captain Mark Noble.
Our Emma hits the hills of San Francisco for DT38
Emma Green is one remarkable woman.
Time and again the Hammer’s fan has ran marathons to raise funds and awareness for DT38.
On July 31stshe took on – what was in her words – her toughest challenge yet, the San Francisco Marathon.
But despite the steep inclines and unfamiliar climate, Emma wore her DT38 vest with pride and completed the 26.2 mile route.
Another one ticked off Emma and thank you so much for your continued effort and support, you’re a legend!
Happy Birthday to you!
The birthdays of our esteemed DT38 Ambassadors come thick and fast in August.
On August 3rd, our amazing Patron Mile Jedinak turned 34 and on August 8thhis compatriot Liam Reddy of Perth Glory FC was 37.
One August 16thit was Happy Birthday to Aussie legend Stan Lazaridis and two days later Dylan’s old West Ham United buddy George Moncur marked his 25th.
New DT38 Ambassador George Audin was 9 on the 21stand Hammers’ defender James Collins became 35 on August 23rd.
We would like to wish Many Happy Returns to all of these fantastic DT38 Ambassadors!
Picture of the Month
From the many great DT38 images we receive from supporters each month (and there are many) we choose our favourite and name it Picture of the Month.
So here is the winner for August. Rory Carroll created this collage of images after a visit to Dorrien Gardens, the home of Perth Soccer Club, where the club has created a wonderful visual tribute to Dylan. Thank you PSC and, of course, to Rory for sharing!
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 email@example.com
DT38 White Collar Boxing Day – Sponsorship Opportunities 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
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 August 2018 edition of Channel38, but we’ll be back with an update in September.
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