Ipswich: Gordon Ramsey backs Mason Fountain’s dream to help other children with brain tumours

ipswich: For seven-year-old Mason Fountain, the last week has been a whirlwind, propelling him into the spotlight.

Mason is battling a brain tumour. He was diagnosed in April 2010 and has undergone a 20-month gruelling chemotherapy treatment plan.

But in spite of the challenges he faces, Mason’s one aim is put smiles on the faces of other children living with brain tumours.

Since announcing plans to launch his own charity, Mason’s Magic, on social networking site Twitter, last week Mason has attracted more than 7,000 followers, with Gordon Ramsey, Amanda Holden, ex-Ipswich Town goalkeeper Craig Forrest and ITFC midfielder Jimmy Bullard among the latest celebrities to back his cause.

Proud mum Shelley Fountain said the last week has been a “whirlwind”, appearing on the Evening Star’s front page on Monday, on Town 102 on Tuesday and BBC Radio Suffolk on Wednesday and expected to appear on ITV Anglia and BBC Look East tonight.

Since launching his fundraising page, Mason has raised more than �1,500 in days to help his dream of granting youngsters with brain tumours their wishes, a reality.

“It has been a bit crazy, but lots of fun” said Mrs Fountain, of Chantry Green.

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“He can be quite shy but he is loving seeing his idea get so much support.

“Mason has lived with a brain tumour and he has had his wishes granted. Now he wants to do that for other children. He just can’t wait to get started, granting children their dreams. It is very exciting, I just think of the difference he can make to those children who are going through what he is.”

On Saturday the committee setting up Mason’s Magic will meet to iron out the final arrangements ahead of the official launch.

Next month a set of official wristbands will be ready to sell on behalf of the charity.

To help Mason achieve his goal, follow him on Twitter @masonsmagic and to donate visit www. justgiving.com/masonsmagic