Ethan Evans, BCAy


Greater Manchester

Ethan Evans BCAy receiving his Medal from Dame Mary Perkins, Co-Founder of Specsavers

Ethan Evans, at just 14 years old and despite having overcome his own health challenges, has been raising money for charities which now totals over £20,000.

Ethan’s fundraising has had a direct impact on the community; from his primary school in Salford to Francis House Hospice, The Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital to the national charity, Asthma UK. He also directly helps with Salford Food Bank and has used his own allowance to help Narrowgate Homeless Unit.

Ethan was born with Septicaemia and spent 10 days fighting for his life. He recovered to have a normal healthy childhood until he was 8 years old and struck down outside his school by a hit-and-run driver. Ethan had to undergo multiple surgeries and have long-term physiotherapy.

Whilst undergoing rehabilitation, it was suggested by his physiotherapist that Ethan should get in the pool to build up his muscles, this was a turning point in his life. He joined the City of Salford Swimming Club and started to enter competitions. Within a short space of time he started to break club records and became Lancashire County Champion in 2014/15.

Because of everything Ethan had been through he wanted to help others who were battling illness and so began his fundraising mission. Just this year (2016) Ethan raised money for two local Salford boys who are fighting life threatening illnesses.
Nominated by: Edwin Green