Welcome to the DT38 September 2021 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!
The Latest News & Stories – September 2021
DT38 UK Golf Day – Fundraising Update
We are thrilled to announce that our highly successful Golf Day at Langdon Hills Golf & Country Club on August 24th raised an amazing £12,225.
This incredible sum was raised through ticket sales, sponsorship packages, a raffle and an auction that included dinner packages with Carlton Cole, Tony Gale, and many other West Ham United icons.
We are extremely grateful to everyone who supported this event, made generous auction bids and helped to make the DT38 Golf Day the success that it was.
All monies raised will be used to support our ongoing work to help save men and boys’ lives by raising awareness of testicular cancer as well as educating young people about wellbeing and arranging free screening events.
DATE SET – Free Testicular Cancer Scans Down Under
We’re so pleased to confirm that we’ve teamed up with The PFA to offer FREE testicular cancer screenings on October 16th in Western Australia.
We highly recommend men and boys taking advantage of this service.
The free screenings will take place at
Suite 1, 4 Riseley Street
Applecross WA 6153
An appointment will last ten minutes.
You can book online here: https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/DT38@pfa.net.au/bookings/
DT38 is committed to raising awareness of the disease, educating young people about resilience and well-being and organising free scans has been a long term initiative of our charity in both the UK and Australia
WIN 2 x Tickets Meet & Greet with James Collins
DT38 is giving away 2 x tickets for a chance to meet former West Ham United defender and DT38 Ambassador James Collins.
The event will take place in Romford on October 8th.
We’ll be announcing how you have a chance to win this fantastic prize via our social media channels on October 1st.
DT38’s Donna guests on World Football Programme
If you missed it the first time you can listen back to our amazing Donna Guiffre on the World Football Programme 107.9 fm right here https://www.theworldfootballprogramme.com.au/episode/season-35-episode-30
She’s appears from 1.07:40 and is giving the latest updates on all things down under.
John Moncur Video
We were thrilled to share a wonderful video of support this month from John Moncur for our Check 1-Two campaign which encourages men and boys to check themselves on the 1st day of every month.
The hammers favourite, who played 176 matches for the club as a midfielder, is the uncle of George Moncur, one of Dylan Tombides’ best buddies.
John also supported DT38 by giving his time for free to play at our fundraising Golf Day in August.
Ninth Anniversary of Dylan Tombides’ West Ham United Debut
September 25th marked nine years since Dylan made his first team appearance for West Ham United at Upton Park.
The Aussie forward had been battling testicular cancer for more than a year when Sam Allardyce gave him his debut in 2012.
This was a key moment in Dylan’s inspiring story because it was only his determination to continue training despite fighting cancer that led to the occasion which meant so much to him and does to the Tombides’ family.
The fixture was a League Cup tie versus Wigan Athletic, which ended 1-4 to The Latics.
You can read more about Dylan’s debut on West Ham United’s website, here: https://www.whufc.com/news/articles/2019/september/25-september/dylan-tombides-touching-debut-seven-years
Save the Date! DT38 White Collar Boxing is back!
Ding, ding, round 3!
We’re excited to reveal that the third annual DT38 White Collar Boxing event “Awareness Below the Belt 3.0” will take place at York Hall, Bethnal Green, London on November 14th, 2021.
It’s so great to see the return of this very popular event after it was cancelled last year because of Covid-19 restrictions.
We’ll be announcing ticket information shortly.
Many Happy Returns
A fantastic five birthdays were celebrated across September across our wonderful DT38 team.
On September LA Galaxy midfielder Sebastian Lletget turned 29 and on 5th pro basketballer Damian Martin was 37 years old, both of DT38 Ambassadors.
DT38 Ambassador, Matilda’s skipper and Chelsea FC striker Sam Kerr was 28 on September 10th and DT38 Committee Member (Aus) Kelly Todd celebrated her big day on 21st.
Finally DT38 Ambassador and former Perth Glory midfielder Steven McGarry was 42 years old on September 28th.
Many Happy Returns one and all!
Picture of the Month
We receive so many fantastic pictures every month and we also get some crackers from our own events.
This month our chosen “Picture of the Month” is dedicated to Emma Green who took on the Great North Run for us on September 12th.
Emma proudly shared this snap of her gear, she is a long term supporter of DT38 who always dedicates her marathon runs and shorter race runs to our charity.
Thank you Emma.
Containers For Change Down Under
We are thrilled to be a nominated charity to benefit from the Containers For Change recycling initiative in Western Australia.
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.
It really is that simple to build up your recycling and help DT38 and the planet at the same time!
For more information 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
Support DT38 at our Online Shop
Of course the Coronavirus has had a significant impact upon everyone.
A large part of DT38’s fundraising comes from events we run throughout the year, as well as from individuals, companies and organisations who undertake fundraising initiatives to support our campaign to raise awareness of testicular cancer.
But we, like many others, have sadly been affected by the postponement of cancellation of many events and fundraising opportunities across 2020 and until at least Summer 2021.
The funds we receive are vital to support our ongoing work to help save the lives of men and boys through education and self-checking campaigns.
If you would like to continue supporting DT38 we do still accept direct donations via our website, you can donate towards our 3.80 Funding Appeal or you could make a purchase through our online store here: https://dt38foundation.myshopify.com
Thank you so much for any support you can give.
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 October.
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