Packed afternoon in aid of brave Wansford boy Seb, 10

The London Cheerleaders. EMN-150503-102445001

The London Cheerleaders. EMN-150503-102445001

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The Zeeco Stadium in Stamford will host an afternoon of football and entertainment in aid of a very worthy cause.

A team of coaches and dads from One Touch Football soccer school will take on Peterborough United legends in the match at 2pm on Sunday.

The event is being held in aid of the Seb Goold Trust. Seb, 10, from Wansford, had to have his right leg amputated above the knee after falling from a moving coach in April last year.

Seb is now back at home and undergoing rehabilitation in order to cope with his injury. The trust was set up to raise money to buy Seb a state-of-the-art prosthetic leg so he could once again play the sports he loves.

There will be plenty of entertainment for youngsters and adults alike on Sunday. Peterborough United mascots Peter Burrow and Mick the Skip will bring their unpredictable antics to the Zeeco, and they will be joined by a special One Touch Football mascot who will be unveiled on the day.

The London Cheerleaders, who cheer regularly for the Posh and have also appeared on Sky Sports’ Soccer AM, will provide pre-match and half-time entertainment for the crowds.

The mascots and cheerleaders will also be on hand with collection buckets throughout the afternoon. Fans will be able to pose for photos with Peterborough United first team players.

There will also be a fundraising auction with a grand prize of a signed Lionel Messi Barcelona shirt.

And if the action on the pitch isn’t enough, youngsters will have plenty to keep themselves busy with huge inflatables to climb on and slide down.

One Touch Football coach Scott McKenzie, who has organised the event and will play in the match, hopes to see plenty of people turn up to support young Seb.

He said: “Everyone is aware of what it’s for and everyone has been absolutely fantastic giving up their time to play. The players have each put in £10 and that is all going into the fund. They are bringing their families down as well.

“I can’t thank the guys enough really.”

Scott thanked Stamford AFC for letting him use the stadium, his wife Amy for her support, and the many businesses and groups that have so far contributed to raise £3,000 before the match kicks off.