Wansford community prays for Seb after accident

The scene of the accident on the A47
The scene of the accident on the A47

The thoughts and prayers of a community are with nine-year-old Sebastian Goold who is fighting for his life in hospital following a tragic accident.

Young Sebastian, who is known as Seb, suffered severe injuries after falling from an emergency door exit on a moving coach as he was travelling home from a rugby tournament in north Norfolk.

He remains in a critical condition at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge.

Everyone from his home village of Wansford is praying he will make it through.

Seb is a member of the children’s choir at St Mary’s Church in the village and regularly sings at the church with his twin brother Ben.

Church warden Alan Jones said the village has been shocked by the news and that the church community had been praying for him.

He said: “Everyone has been shocked by what happened. Our thoughts are with Seb and his whole family.

“There is a lot of concern around the village and everyone is hoping for the best and that he will make it through.

“The news has circulated around throughout the wider benefice and I know that there are many prayers being said for him at holy week events.”

Seb has been a member of the choir for more than four years and sings on special occasions and monthly family services.

Mr Jones, who lives in Wansford, added: “Seb is just one of those boys who is good at most things. He tackles everything with enthusiasm and enjoys his singing with the choir.

“He’s a talented boys and it’s such a shame he is going through this suffering.”

Chairman of Wansford Parish Council Coun John Stannage was saddened by the news and said all members of the council wish Seb a speedy recovery.

He said: “It’s very, very sad indeed and our condolences go to the family.

“I mirror everyone’s views of the council and the community when I wish him a full and speedy recovery.”

Seb is a popular pupil at Stamford Junior School.

His headmistress Emma Smith said the whole school community had been shocked by the accident.

She said: “Seb is a lovely young man who is always cheerful and kind to others.

“He enjoys his lessons and all aspects of being at school particularly his sport.

“The whole community is so shocked by this tragic accident and our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this very difficult time.”