AWARENESS DOWN UNDER - To provide testicular cancer awareness through education and opportunities.
DT38 Newsletter 'Channel38' - November 2020

DT38 Newsletter 'Channel38' - November 2020

Welcome to DT38 November newsletter, Channel38.

This is where we bring together all the very latest developments, events and 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.

Grow a Mo for A Bro – Movember 2020 Update

Grow a Mo for a Bro took place this November and men have been supporting the event to help our campaign to save men's lives by raising awareness of testicular cancer.

Led by our very own DT38 Ambassador David Davutovic, guys from Australia and the UK grew ‘taches for the month to take part in our #Movember2020 campaign to help us raise funds.

We’re currently compiling the results and in December we will be unveiling the winner of our ‘Best Moustache’, to be judged by DT38 Ambassador and Sky Sports presenter Bianca Westwood.

We’ll also be announcing the ‘Highest Fundraiser’ and both champions will win a pack of DT38 goodies.

Huge thanks to everyone who have taken part and supported this event.

If you would like to support our #Movember fundraisers and our campaign you still can here:

UK: https://virginmoneygiving.com/fund/dt38fundingappeal

Australia:  dt38.giveeasy.org

Real Housewives of Cheshire Star Nicole Sells Frocks for DT38

Nicole Sealey, star of the ITVBe reality TV show Real Housewives of Cheshire, is selling a collection of beautiful dresses seen in the show to support our charity.

The businesswoman and TV star - who is also a Trustee of DT38 - is running the sale via her instagram page @nicolesealey74

Huge thanks to Nicole for your continued support.

DT38 White Christmas Gift

We’re delighted to unveil our special new Limited Edition White Trucker Cap, just in time for Christmas!

This stunning DT38 headgear is the next ‘big thing’ and every purchase helps us continue to raise awareness of testicular cancer and help save men and boy’s lives.

And we’re offering them for a cool price of just £20 each.

PLUS, we will share every picture you post on social media (tagging us) wearing one of these caps to our 35,000 supporters.

We have limited stock, so please don’t hang around!

Visit our shop here: https://dt38foundation.myshopify.com

Support DT38 as you Christmas Shop on Amazon!

If you’re in the UK and you’re planning to swerve the shops this year and buy your festive gifts online then there is a way you can help DT38 at the same time!

If you shop at Amazon, then instead, just visit their fundraising website http://smile.amazon.co.uk.

It’s exactly the same, except that in Smile you get to nominate a charity you’d like to support.

If you pick DT38 Foundation then on all eligible purchases you make, Amazon will make a donation to us, and it costs you nothing extra!

So simple and so important for DT38 to continue fundraising at this difficult time!

Thank you.

DT38 White Collar Boxing

The third annual DT38 White Collar Boxing event was due to take place at London’s famous York Hall this month.

Awareness Below the Belt 3.0 was due to the even bigger and better than ever before, but sadly, because of Government restrictions caused by COVID-19, we were forced to cancel the event.

However, we’re already planning to be back at York Hall next year and we’ll be announcing details as soon as possible.

Podcast Fundraises $330 for DT38

Australian podcasts including The Round Ball Project, The Sokkah Podcast, The Ladies League, More Than A Game and In the Box raised $330 AUD for DT38 through the #sokkahaid initiative in August.

The event featured a live stream on August 28-29th to shine a light on three charities which operate in the world of football including DT38.

Joining the initiative – dubbed “The Football Community Helping Football Communities” – DT38 Patron Daniel Garb and Ambassador Simon Hill were on air to share insights into football and our work raising awareness of testicular cancer in memory of Dylan Tombides.

The event was also supported by clothing company Strip Tees which donated proceeds from all sales during #Sokkahaid to the charity beneficiaries.

Hammers Hero Reminds Men to Check Yer Balls!

In the latest instalment of our Check 1-2 Campaign, we were so pleased to share a film from West Ham United’s ‘Boy of 86’ winger Mark Ward on November 1st. “Wardy” was a regular in the Hammers 1985-86 season which saw the Irons finish 3rd in Division 1, the club’s highest ever position in the top division. Through an illustrious career Mark also enjoyed successful spells at Everton, Manchester City and Birmingham City, amongst other clubs.

Mark joined DT38 as an Ambassador in 2019 and recorded a special message to encourage men and boys to check their testicles on the first of every month.

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/

Many Happy Returns

A fabulous four birthdays were celebrated among the DT38 crew across November.

Freddie Sears – 27/11 – 32

Robbie Faller – 8/11 (Commit)

Paul McNamee – 12/11 – Tennis 

Ryan Edwards 17/11 – 27 Burton Albion

DT38 Committee Member Robbie Faller kicked off the celebrations on the 8th and on the 12th DT38 Ambassador and former pro tennis player Paul McNamee was 66.

On the 17th Burton Albion midfielder Ryan Edwards turned 27 and on the 27thIpswich Town striker Freddie Sears was 32, both are DT38 Ambassadors.

Many Happy Returns one and all!

Our Work to Get Through Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Like many other charities DT38 relies entirely upon donations and fundraising events to carry out our work of protecting men and boys by raising awareness of the risks of testicular cancer.

Because of this terrible Covid-19 crisis, which is tragically taking the lives of loved ones and affecting the lives and livelihoods of so many people, we have experienced the cancellation of ALL fundraising events across the Summer of 2020.

This has left us in a difficult position financially in the year we marked our fifth anniversary.

As a response we launched the 3.80 Funding Appeal.

On April 18th - six years to the day since we said goodbye to our beloved Dylan Tombides - we launched the 3.80 Funding Appeal 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 dramatically 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 looking 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, marked the sixth anniversary of the passing of our inspiration, Dylan Tombides, who lost his battle with testicular cancer at the age of just 20.

Through the 3.80 Funding Appeal, 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

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 tracylee@dt38.co.uk

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.

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 December.

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