WHUISA are delighted to announce that the DT38 Foundation has been adopted as our preferred Charity, to which we will be making donations at all our forthcoming events.
The foundation was set up to raise awareness of testicular cancer in honour of Dylan Tombides who died of the disease aged 20 years old. Before the disease struck, Dylan was an outstanding promising product of the renowned West Ham United Academy system and indeed reached the level of appearing for the first team squad in 2012 as well as representing his country, Australia at national youth under under 23 levels.
In honour of his memory the club retired his number 38 shirt a gesture only previously awarded to the legendary No 6 worn by Bobby Moore.
You can find out more about DT38 and the work they undertake on their website, https://dt38.co.uk/
Tracy Tombides, Dylan’s mum who set up the foundation in February 2015, will be speaking about the work of the foundation at all WHUISA events (starting with our forthcoming event on the 26th February) and we are extremely proud to be associated with such a worthy cause. On hearing the news Tracy commented:
“ I am grateful for the support of the charity and I am pleased that I have another audience to raise awareness of testicular cancer. The thing that we all have in common is our love for West Ham”