Ipswich: Inspirational Mason Fountain launches charity for children with brain tumours
IPSWICH: He is an inspiration to us all.
Those were the words of ITFC player Lee Martin and Britain’s Got Talent star Ronan Parke, as they turned up to support brave Mason Fountain, diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour in April 2010.
At the launch of his very own charity Mason’s Magic, under the umbrella of Brain Tumour UK, the seven-year-old dazzled his supporters with a special magic trick with the help of family entertainers Del and Joe.
He told the Star: “I wanted to set up Mason’s Magic to help other children.
“I had lots of treats and they made me happy. I want to make other children like me happy.”
After carrying the match ball out ahead of the Blues’ 3-0 win over Bristol City, attacking midfielder Lee Martin, who turned up with team mates Aaron Cresswell and Ibrahima Sonko, said he felt Mason brought the team luck.
“He is such a brave little lad, he is so positive,” he said. “It is important to show our support.”
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And singer Ronan Parke, who shot to fame as a contestant on Britain’s Got Talent, added: “He is an inspirational and brave boy, I am really proud to support him.”
Mum Shelley Fountain said a big thank you to Asda at Stoke Park, ITFC, magician Bellini, Del and Joe, Amy Jordan, Laura Burton, Galaxy Models, Ipswich Building Society and Ballonatrics and all those who have supported her son.