The family of Jamie Mason, who was aged 12 when he was killed, raised over £7,000 for Brake and two other charities by holding an educational fun day in his memory.
Activities included two charity football matches, the first being between Wednesfield under 13’s and Coopers Casuals, the team that Jamie played for. There was also a raffle and an auction, a top prize being a ride in the ‘eye in the sky’ BRMB helicopter.
Jamie’s mother, Hayley Leighton, presented the cheque to Brake at Wednesfield Football Ground on Saturday 25 June 2005.
Jamie was only 12 when he was killed by drink-driver Aaron Chisango on 8 January 2005. Chisango was jailed for only 2 months after knocking down and killing Jamie while driving one-and-a-half times over the drink drive limit. Chisango also admitted to driving uninsured and unlicensed.
Jamie’s stepfather, Steve Leighton says, “The presentation evening is a chance for us to say a big thank you to everyone who organised and attended the fun day. It was a great success, and it would not have been possible to raise such a fantastic amount of money without everyone’s kind support and generous donations. We hope that the money raised goes someway to helping support other families who have tragically suffered the death of a child.”