Celebrities unite to remember sports enthusiast teen

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A football fundraiser being held by our Fundraising Group A New Hope for Ethan this weekend (Sunday 28th January) will see celebrity sportsmen, soap actors and social media and reality TV stars take to the pitch at Sandhurst Town Football Club’s Stadium in Berkshire.

The match is to mark what should have been Ethan Treharne’s 20th birthday on Monday 29th January. Ethan, a huge sports enthusiast, played for Sandhurst Town FC girls and boys from the age of four and was also goalie for Aldershot Academy, as well as being a talented basketball player.

Ethan was just 17 when he died from a glioblastoma (GBM) in November 2021. His mum Nikki said: “I’m blown away by the response we’ve had from celebrities. My two younger children, Finlay and Martha, are beyond excited that YouTuber and musician Yung Filly has agreed to play!

“And it’s really touching that three of Ethan’s friends – Fred Baldwin, Lewis Campbell and Dylan Henry – who all knew Ethan from nursery school and all the way through school, will be playing alongside the celebs.”

She added: “I am sure if Ethan had survived, he would have been out partying to celebrate his birthday. He was such a big character, with lots of banter and a wide circle of friends, but he also loved spending time with his family.

“He was so brave and selfless and never complained about what life had dealt him in the shape of brain cancer, even when it took everything from him before it eventually also took his life.

“Ethan is my inspiration to lead a better life. I don’t want him ever to be forgotten.”

You can buy tickets here.

Or donate in memory of Ethan here and give your reason as A New Hope for Ethan.

Top image: Man Like Haks at 2023 football fundraiser for Ethan’s 19th birthday. Credit Dominique-Alana Photography

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