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    HELP FOR SETH: Horsham’s Seth Rolins-Winfield has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a rare disease affecting about one in 3500 live male births throughout the world. He has just received a new powered wheelchair and his family is hosting a family fun day and trivia night in his honour to raise money for a wheelchair-accessible vehicle. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Family fun day to support young Seth Rolins-Winfield's Duchenne muscular dystrophy fight

Organisers of a family fun day and trivia night in Horsham have encouraged people to support the events, which will raise money to help a boy with a rare degenerative condition. 

Horsham Primary School student Seth Rolins-Winfield has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, which affects one in 3500 live male births.

The disease causes muscles to break down, leading to progressive difficulty with walking and general mobility, and later on, affects breathing and the heart.

Seth’s mother, Courtney Rolins, is organising events in his honour to raise money for a wheelchair-accessible vehicle. 

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Seth is not yet reliant on a wheelchair, but will be as his condition progresses. 

Mrs Rolins said the cost of a wheelchair-accessible vehicle was proving prohibitive.

“That’s why we came up with these events, so we could raise some money to help Seth while ensuring everyone got something for their money,” she said.

The Seth’s Force Community Family Fun Day will be on February 22 from 10am to 4pm at 4th Horsham Scout Group headquarters in Baillie Street.

The fun day will include live music, a sausage sizzle, market stalls, face-painting and a jumping castle. Entry is free with a gold coin donation for activities.

“We have been receiving lots of donations for raffles, which is great, but we are still hoping to secure a few more market stalls,” Mrs Rolins said.

“If anyone would like to attend, I’d love them to give me a call as soon as possible.”

Following the afternoon’s activities, renowned entertainers Trivia With A Twist will host a trivia night at Horsham Table Tennis Association from 7pm.

An auction featuring a guitar signed by country music superstar Lee Kernaghan – Seth’s favourite singer – will be a highlight of the event.

A range of auction items will be up for grabs. 

Tickets for the trivia night cost $15 and bookings are essential.

People can call Courtney on 0400 255 779 for tickets or to book in a market stall.

– Sarah Scully

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