Support Seb and help raise cash

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The organiser of a charity match for an injured young sportsman has urged the Stamford community to come and show their support.

A team of coaches and dads from One Touch Football will take on Peterborough United legends at the Zeeco Stadium in Stamford on Sunday.

The match is in aid of the Seb Goold Trust, which was set up to help 10-year-old Seb, from Wansford. The Stamford Junior School pupil had to have his right leg amputated above the knee after falling from a moving coach in April last year.

The trust was set up to raise money for a state-of-the-art prosthetic leg so Seb could once again play the sports he loves.

Seb will return to the pitch on Sunday as manager of the dads and coaches team.Scott McKenzie, who manages the under-10s team Seb is part of, hopes to see hundreds of people show their support for the boy.

He said: “The last time I spoke to Seb he was excited about it. It seems as though he’s got his buzz back for football.”

Recently Scott had a call from Gary Marheineke, who plays in goal for the England amputee football team. Gary invited Seb and his family to watch the team against the Peterborough United deaf team.

Scott said: “Since then Seb has been out in his garden on his crutches practising with a football.”

He added: “Please everyone come down and help to make it a day that will always be remembered and let’s try and fill the Zeeco Stadium to bursting.”