The 4,000 Mile Challenge

Ethan's Life Saving Surgery Facebook Page cropJoin us on Saturday 9th June in the High Street, Shipston-on-Stour, as SBK and the local Shipston community travel 4,000 miles to raise funds for life-saving surgery for a little boy from Ghana.

Ethan Suglo aged 5, was born with a severe abdominal defect resulting in many of his vital organs being outside of his stomach lining. In 2016 aged just 3, he received life-saving surgery at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, through the help of the charity Willing & Abel, and a fundraising campaign led by Dr David Williams from Shipston Medical Centre.

Ethan now needs further surgery to give him a normal life expectancy, and this time the monies raised will support two charities, Willing and Abel and Brain Tumour Research.

The challenge is to cover the 4,000 mile distance from Shipston to Ethan’s home in Ghana, using human power only – walking, running, cycling, swimming, canoeing, rowing – either static or real, during the first week of June, Sunday 3rd – Saturday 9th. The miles will be accumulated across the week and everyone is invited to join in, individuals, families, businesses, sports clubs, youth groups.

power bike generatorSBK is delighted to help and will be providing one of two static bikes that will be located outside Lloyds Bank in Shipston High Street on Saturday 9th June.  Each bike will power a PA and sound system entirely through pedal power and a DJ will be on hand to pump up the tempo and keep the music playing.  We invite you all to come along, have a go, and help us reach the 4,000 mile target.

You can donate on the day or directly via the official fundraising page –

To find out more please visit the Facebook page – Ethan’s Life Saving Surgery – or download the PDF leaflet.  Please also follow us on Facebook or Twitter for further updates.

We look forward to seeing you on 9th June!