Hundreds of pounds raised by Totally Shredded workout to help Ipswich boy Mason Fountain
A sponsored workout was held this weekend to raise cash for Ipswich boy Mason Fountain.
Former Gusford Primary School pupil Mason, now 11, has been battling a brain tumour since he was five and his very own charity – Mason’s Magic – was set up in 2012.
Hosted by Totally Shredded and organised by Chantell Mayes and Vic Eley from Fit Fusion, a special combat class took place on Saturday morning – raising £503 for the youngster.
Mason’s mother Shelley Fountain, who attends the classes regularly, said Saturday’s event had an “amazing atmosphere”.
“It was really enjoyable,” she said. “The classes are always great, but it was good to know this one will help Mason.
“The atmosphere was really good, it was amazing really and I’d like to thank everyone for coming.”
The HIIT workout, a combat and body weight class, was led by Totally Shredded Fight Klub owner Dean Heitman, who came down from Kent to host the session.
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Mason was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2010 after complaining of headaches.
In the years that followed he underwent two gruelling and lengthy bouts of chemotherapy, major surgery and countless hospital visits.
Last year was flown to America where he underwent proton beam therapy.
A flood of donations – which led to more than £16,000 being raised – allowed his parents Shelley and Kevin and siblings Jack, Scarlett and Kloie to be by his side throughout.
But in late 2015, when Mason began suffering from frequent seizures, the family received news that the treatment had been unsuccessful in removing or reducing the tumour.
Now mum Shelley has said that due to Mason’s current ill-health they no longer have the time or resources to continue running the charity.
The family are now focusing their efforts to compile a ‘bucket list’ for Mason.
All the money raised from the workout class will go towards these efforts.