In every community there are always people who have to fight unimaginable challenges to their health when struck down by diseases such as leukaemia. But when it affects young kids, there’s no way you can ignore the chance to make their life better and happier.
A local legend Adam Spence from Friction Designs has established an organisation called YES MATE whose goal it is to help a mate in need whenever possible. Take the case of Mason Ellington. We saw his story via Facebook where the local community had rallied around him to create a fundraiser event.
As part of the YES MATE network, we couldn’t imagine a six-year-old boy dealing with this challenge. We discovered Mason’s interest in motorcycles and motocross and a few calls later, supported by a contribution from TWS HIRE, we had a deal from Yamaha Motor Australia and On Two Wheels at Gregory Hills that enabled YES MATE to give Mason a brand new Yamaha PW50 bike and a full set of gear.
Mason was right at the end of his final treatment, so it was perfect timing as he was feeling well enough in the following weeks to go riding and enjoy himself with his friends – like any 6-year-old should.
We would like to sincerely thank all the businesses who made donations that enabled YES MATE to purchase the bike and gear for Mason at a discount rate.
Why are we telling you this? It’s about encouraging the local business community to be aware of the challenges facing young people with a serious illness and consider supporting organisations such as YES MATE who can help someone when they are down and need it most.