Ipswich: Whip Street Motors aim to help in Mason’s charity quest
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A FAMILY business has joined one Ipswich youngster’s quest – to put smiles on the faces of children battling brain tumours.
Whip Street Motors, which is based in Paper Mill Lane, has donated £1,000 to Mason’s Magic.
The charity was set up last January by Mason Fountain, eight, who was diagnosed with a brain tumour in April 2010.
Since launching his charity mission, the brave Gusford Primary School pupil has bought treats for around 50 children.
Mum Shelley Fountain told The Star, they are now in a position to offer family days and sibling events to help the families of those youngsters affected by the disease.
But she said they couldn’t do it without the support of local businesses like Whip Street Motors and individuals supporting them.
Charlie Baker, owner of the scrap metal business in Bramford, said: “We are a local business and have been in the town more than 40 years.
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“We have all got kids ourselves and think what Mason is doing is amazing, a credit to all children. We want to help him help other deserving youngsters.”
Mrs Fountain added: “Without their help, we wouldn’t be able to do what we are. We are so grateful.
“We have got so many referrals for treats coming in and plans for a family party at Hamleys in October as well as sibling days and separate days for mums and dads.
“A disease like this affects the whole family. We think these events will be great for people to get together and share experiences with others affected.”