Kendrew soldier to host fun day for Seb Goold Trust

Seb Goold with his father Nick. Photo: Rowland Hobson MSMP-22-03-15-rh017 EMN-150323-112845001

Seb Goold with his father Nick. Photo: Rowland Hobson MSMP-22-03-15-rh017 EMN-150323-112845001

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Fairground rides, live music, food and a whole lot more will be on offer at a charity event at Cottesmore Village Hall on Saturday (October 17).

The event will start at 10am and all money raised will go to the Seb Goold Trust and the Army Benevolent Fund.

WO2 Scott Burton, who serves with 7 Regiment RLC based at Kendrew Barracks, has organised the event after hearing about Sebastian’s accident. Sebastian had to have a leg amputated after he was badly injured when he fell from a coach travelling back from a rugby tournament in 2014, aged just nine.

Scott said: “I was taking part in a sponsored golf day and all the money raised was being donated to a fund to pay for a sports prosthetic leg for Sebastian. I hadn’t heard about Seb before then and left knowing I could do a lot more to help”.

“I’ve had great support from the local community and my Regiment. I hope people will come along, even if it’s just for a few hours to help two very worthwhile causes.”

The event will finish at 11pm and will include many fairground rides, bouncy castle, a trampoline, hook a duck and face painting. A variety of live bands will play throughout the day with the main focus being on the talent contest with a prize of £200 and trophy being presented to the winner by a local celebrity.

Military vehicles from 7 Regiment RLC and the 2nd Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment will be on display and the Police and the Fire Service will also have equipment on display.

There will be stalls and a cafe also set up in the village hall. There is also a raffle with some great prizes.