Thousands raised at fun day in honour of brave Mason, five

IPSWICH: A fun day was held by relatives of a five-year-old boy who is battling a brain tumour.

More than �3,000 was raised at the event on Saturday to help youngsters like Mason Fountain during their stays at Ipswich Hospital.

The Gusford Primary School pupil was star of the show at Norbridge Social Club where mum Shelley Fountain, of Chantry Green, said they had raised “so much money, it is unreal”.

Shocked to tears by the support her family received at the event the mum-of-four said she could not believe the number of people who came along.

“By the end of the night I was in floods of tears,” she said. “It was just so overwhelming.”

For the last three months Mason has faced a gruelling chemotherapy treatment plan. Today he will receive the results of his latest MRI scan, which mum Shelley said should show a tiny reduction in the size of the active part of his tumour.

Half of the money will be used to buy toys, arts and craft materials and presents for the play room at Ipswich Hospital to help other children fighting various illnesses to brighten up their time in the hospital. The other half will go to St Elizabeth Hospice.