Gallery: Charity football match in Ipswich raises funds for Mason’s Magic

SPORT and TV personalities came together for a charity football match to raise vital charity funds in honour of brave Mason Fountain.

The charity day was held for Mason’s Magic yesterday at Ipswich Wanderers Football Club’s Humber Doucy Lane ground.

About 300 people turned up on the day and it is hoped more than �1,000 will have been raised.

The event featured a host of stalls and activities, with the main attraction a match between a team of celebrities and residents.

Among those playing were TV presenter Rob Lamarr and former Ipswich Town defender Fabian Wilnis. The Star’s Super Blues reporter Dave Gooderham was also on the celebrity team.

Ross Wishart, who organised the event, said: “It went fantastically well, we could not be happier.

“We were worried about the weather and it was quite damp for the first game but the rain stopped and the sun came out for the main event so we were really pleased.

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“We have had a lot of celebrities come down here just to take part – it’s a case of spreading the Mason’s Magic word.”

Mason Fountain was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2010. He was inspired to help other youngsters battling the disease and so the Gusford Primary School pupil set up his own charity, Mason’s Magic, earlier this year.

Mason’s mum, Shelley Fountain, said she was delighted with the event.

She added: “It went really well.”

For more information about Mason’s Magic, or if you would like to make a donation, please visit

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