Fun day could help fund life saving operation for Mason

FUNDING APPEAL: Kidderminster Harriers' players Josh Gowling and Michael Gash promote the fun day with Mason, his family and David Hollyoak.

FUNDING APPEAL: Kidderminster Harriers' players Josh Gowling and Michael Gash promote the fun day with Mason, his family and David Hollyoak.

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A FAMILY fun day will take place in support of Mason Jackson, a Kidderminster boy with cerebral palsy who needs £15,000 for a life-changing operation.

Sunday’s event, at Wilden Village Cricket Club at 2pm, has been organised by Mason’s family, who have already raised £6,000.

Amanda Campbell, the mother of the 12-year-old, said:“I have been overwhelmed by the generosity of all the people who have donated items for the raffle or given up their time to provide an activity on the day.

“I would really like to give a heartfelt thank you to everyone who has helped Mason.”

The fun day will include vehicle demonstrations from Wyre Forest V-dub Club, a beat-the-goalkeeper competition and live music from singer Natalie Hobbs and duo Sober.

There will also be stalls, a bouncy castle, face painting and a tropical animal display with a snake and meerkat, and Mason, his family and the Mayor of Kidderminster will be present.

Kidderminster Harriers have donated a match day hospitality package for two people, including a meet and greet with the team’s players, which will be auctioned to the highest bidder while a signed shirt will be up for grabs in the raffle.

David Hollyoak, owner of Hollyoak Recruitment in Kidderminster, helped to get the Harriers involved and has supported Mason’s family with the event.

Mason was diagnosed with spastic quadriplegia cerebral palsy at four months old and also suffers with epilepsy and is registered blind, caused by a lack of oxygen at birth. A muscle-loosening procedure Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR), which is no longer provided on the NHS due to funding cuts, would increase his comfort and help the family care for him. The fun day will be followed by a party with a DJ at 7pm.

Entry is free but small fees will be charged for activities with all money contributing to the fundraising total.

To donate visit justgiving.com/Masonsdr

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