Welcome to the DT38 October 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 2020
Grow a Mo for a Bro this November and support our campaign to save men's lives by raising awareness of testicular cancer.
That's right! It's time to decorate your philtrum - the beautiful bit between your nose and top lip - and help DT38 survive this dreaded COVID-19 crisis.
You could be the next David Warner, Captain Sir Tom Moore, Martin Luther King Jr or Burt Reynolds and Movember offers the perfect time to develop your own woolly worm for charity.
There are also prizes up for grabs.
The highest fundraiser and the ‘Best Moustache’, as picked by Sky Sports presenter and DT38 Ambassador Bianca Westwood, will both win a pack of DT38 goodies.
For the month ahead why not take on a 'tache in the name of DT38 and do so in the knowledge that every penny or cent donated is helping men across the UK and Australia better understand the risks of testicular cancer.
Testicular cancer can be a killer and it targets boys and men of every age, although it's most common in guys aged 18-35.
DT38 exists to raise awareness of the disease - in memory of Dylan Tombides - and because of COVID-19, all of our major fundraising events has been cancelled in 2020.
So if you want to support DT38 and help others, take part in Grow a Mo for a Bro this November, it's simple, fun and very important.
What you need to do!
- Stop shaving and grow a moustache from November 1-30, 2020. If your better half loves it then maybe keep it forever!
- Fundraise for your effort. Get friends, family and anyone else for donate for your hard work.
- Collect up the money and donate it to DT38 to help us save men's lives by raising awareness of testicular cancer across the UK and Australia. Make donations using the label "Movember 2020" here (UK & Rest of the World) https://virginmoneygiving.com/fund/dt38fundingappeal or dt38.giveeasy.org (Australia only)
- Once you have something to show, send a picture of your terrific 'tache and your name to firstname.lastname@example.org
What you get back!
- For all donations of £50 (UK) / $100 (Australia) OR ABOVE we'll share your picture and name to our 35,000 social media fans!
- The knowledge that you're doing a very good thing by helping other men understand the risks of testicular cancer.
- A fantastic new look!
So, what are you waiting for? It's time to Grow a Mo for A Bro!
Tribute For Dylan On New Australian Football Website
We were delighted to see a fantastic tribute piece for Dylan on the new soccer news website FTBL.com.au
“Australia’s ‘Ibrahimovic’: The Never Forgotten Dylan Tombides” was a moving, wonderful tribute to promising footballer Dylan who lost his life to testicular cancer on April 18th, 2014.
The piece featured a fantastic interview with Dylan’s Under-17 World Cup coach Jan Versleijen.
To read to article click here:
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/
Win For Podcast Presenter Fundraising at the Bookies!
Podcast presenter James Jones has landed his first win to raise funds for DT38, his chosen charity for a special season-long fundraising initiative.
In association with Betway, James and his two colleagues at the We Are West Ham podcast have been placing £50 bet each week on a West Ham game with any profits raised from their winning punts going to their nominated charities.
October 18th for the brilliant Spurs v West Ham match James took a punt on both teams to score, more than 2.5 goals and more than 8.5 corners landing a £87.50 profit for DT38, meaning James has so far raised £147.50 for us!
James will also be raising awareness of DT38 and the importance of self-checking through the podcast.
Great work and thank you!
Donna Hits the Airwaves to Promote DT38
Our Media & Communications Manager for Australia, Donna Giuffre was interviewed on Australia’s longest-running football radio show earlier this month to talk about DT38.
To hear Donna’s appearance on The World Football Programme in full just click the link below
Former Socceroo Says Self Check
As part of our Check 1-2 Campaign, we were so pleased to share a video from former Socceroo and DT38 Ambassador John Aloisi on October 1st. As well as winning caps for Australia, John also enjoyed a long and illustrious career in the game including spells England, Spain and Italy as well as down under.
John – who joined DT38 as an Ambassador earlier this year - recorded a special message to encourage men and boys to check their testicles on the first of every month.
Many Happy Returns
An awesome eleven birthdays were celebrated among DT38 Ambassadors across October.
Kicking off on the 2nd former West Ham midfielder Jack Collison was 32 and on the 7th Dundee United defender and testicular cancer survivor Ryan Edwards was 27.
On October 10th Hammers favourite Mark Ward was 58 while on 12th the day was shared between Carlton Cole 37) and DT38 board member John Bondi.
A day later Melbourne City skipper Scott Jamieson was 32 and on October 19thone-time Hammers and England manager was 66-years-old.
Oxford United forward Rob Hall was 26 on the 20th and Socceroo Archie Thompson was 42.
On October 26th goalkeeper Sam Cowler was 28 and on the 28th Portsmouth winger Ryan Williams was 27.
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
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 email@example.com
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 November.
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