A young boy has set himself the challenge of climbing Mount Snowdon to help raise vital funds for one of his best friends, Seb Goold.
Adventurer, Joseph Green, aged nine, from Wansford is planning on climbing the highest peak in Wales on May 27, along with his family to help raise funds for the Seb Goold Trust.
Joseph, was a teammate of Seb’s at Stamford Rugby Club and was on the coach at the time of Seb’s tragic accident last year.
Seb, aged 10, who recently returned to school, had to have his right leg amputated above the knee after falling from the moving coach in April last year.
His family set up the Seb Goold Trust to raise funds for a prosthetic leg and to allow the Stamford Junior School pupil to play the sports he loves once again.
Knowing what a tough time his good friend has gone through, Joseph wanted to help raise money for Seb and decided he would take on Mount Snowdon to help raise lots of money.
Joseph’s dad, Nick who is a keen climber will be joining his son on the big climb, said: “Joseph was keen to raise money for Seb and climbing Mount Snowdon is something he’s wanted to do for a long time - so it was the perfect challenge.
“He’s really looking forward to it and has already purchased his walking boots for the climb and has been going on lots of walks with our new puppy, Max the labrador.”
Also joining Joseph on his challenge will be his younger sister, Amelia, aged eight, who will be taking the train up Snowdon and then joining her brother on the walk back down.
The family hope to raise £1,000 for the Seb Goold Trust and have already reached their halfway mark thanks to generous sponsors.
Nick, who is one of the trustees of the Seb Goold Trust, said: “Seb has been an inspiration to us all, he has gone through a dreadful time but has proved just how resilient he is.
“He’s delighted with everything everyone is doing for him. Joseph and Seb have known each other since they were little, they’ve grown up together - attending the same schools and playing sports together. It’s been a hard time for us all, but the support and maturity of all of the children has been great.”
To sponsor Joseph on his climb and to help him reach his £1,000 target please visit his JustGiving page at www.justgiving.com/Joseph-SebGoold.
For more information about the Seb Goold Trust please visit the new website at www.sebgooldtrust.co.uk.
The Matt Hampson Foundation is currently supporting the Seb Goold Trust until it receives charitable status and has agreed to pass on funds raised to the trust.