Ipswich: Mason ready for his magical day
BRAVE Mason Fountain is today preparing for his big day with a little help from his celebrity friends.
The seven-year-old Gusford Primary School pupil is set to launch his own charity – Mason’s Magic – under the umbrella of Brain Tumour UK.
On Sunday the youngster, who was diagnosed with a brain tumour in April 2010, will be star of the invite-only event at Ipswich Town Football Club.
And helping raise awareness will be Britain’s Got Talent star Ronan Parke, stars from The Only Way Is Essex and ITFC players.
For Mason, the official launch will be the culmination of months of waiting after coming up with the idea late last year.
Driven by a desire to help other young children battling brain tumours, the inspirational youngster, named Courageous Young Person of the Year at the Star of Suffolk awards, said: “I am so excited. I am looking forward to meeting new friends and all the people who have supported me, have lots of fun and raise awareness at the same time.”
Mum Shelley Fountain, of Chantry Green, said: “We are so excited for the official launch. Mason can’t wait. It is just the start. He can’t wait to start helping other children’s dreams come true.”
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