Boy, 7, with brain tumour sets up his own charity to help other children with the cancer
Mason Fountain is set to launch his own charity next month to raise money for brain tumour research
An inspirational boy of seven has set up his own charity to help children battling brain tumours – as he fights cancer himself.
Mason Fountain has just completed a tough 20 months of chemotherapy after receiving his diagnosis in April 2010.
But the youngster from Ipswich in Suffolk, has also managed to raise thousands of pounds for charities since starting treatment.
Today marks the start of a new fundraising drive as they put the finishing touches to Mason's Magic – Mason's very own charity.
Mason decided he wanted to help other children after he was given the chance to meet his pop idols N-Dubz and visit Disneyland Paris.
He told his mother Shelley, 27, who said she has been overwhelmed by the huge wave of support they have received within a matter of weeks.
The primary school pupil has already notched up almost 3,000 followers since joining Twitter on Wednesday.
His celebrity supporters include Coronation Street actress Kym Marsh, weather girl Clare Nasir, Tracy Beaker actress Dani Harmer and TOWIE stars Kirk and Mick Norcross.
Mrs Fountain said: 'I just can't believe it. I never thought it would take off this quickly.
'Mason is so excited – my phone hasn't stopped buzzing. It's all reduced me to tears time and again.'
Later next month the final details of the charity will be ironed out at a meeting of the committee and Mason's Magic will be officially launched.
The charity will be established under the umbrella of Brain Tumour UK – the leading organisation providing support, funding research and raising awareness for everyone affected by brain tumours.
Mason, pictured with mother Shelley (left) and family friend Angela Gregg, has undergone 20 months of chemotherapy
For Mason the end of his chemotherapy is just the start of the next stage of his disease.
In two weeks the youngster and his family will get the results of a much-awaited scan to check the progress of his tumour.
The last scan revealed for the first time the growth had stopped growing and was showing signs of shrinking.
Mrs Fountain said: 'Once we have the scan results we will know what is going to happen next.
'Mason is doing really well, he is feeling good in himself.
'I don't want him to face any more chemo so we will see, we have all got our fingers crossed.'
To help Mason raise funds for Brain Tumour UK visit: www.justgiving.com/masonsmagic