This just dropped into my inbox:

A PLEA FOR HELP and win some collectable surf memorabillia
Please share this among as many of your circles as possible and help children with terminal cancer.

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You Can WIn a personal collection of stuff gathered over the years for sentimental reasons, reminding me of great surf sessions, fun time and good people I've met along the way…

Recently, I found out that one of the UK's most talented surfboard builders, Tim Mason and wife Kate, lost their 7 year old son, Timmy, to terminal cancer. Timmy was diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare solid tumor, in June 2008 After 3 years of intensive treatment Timmy sadly passed away on the 11th October 2011. Anyone who has met Tim will know that he's one of the most honest and nicest people in surf culture. As a testament to this the Mason family have started a trust in Timmy's name to help other children and their families when they most need support.

Not only do i think that's an amazingly benevolent act but Timmy is an inspiration in himself. Tim was quoted in a BBC article as saying;

"He never cried. His spirit was very much to help others," Tim said.

This little boy is twice the man I am.

Tim continues "When Timmy died our battle against cancer did not stop. We wanted to continue fighting cancer. That way we did not feel the battle had been lost."

"We hope to help as many as we can, as best we can, and know this is exactly what Timmy would have wanted."
When you hear news like that having stuff stuck on a shelf for sentimental reasons just seems such a waste. So this is an auction for these collectables where all money received will go to The Timmy Mason Trust so that Timmy's legacy may live on, helping other children when they need it most. This is the vital bit. In order to become a fully fledged charity in the UK Timmy's Trust needs £5000 in the bank through donations to achieve official charity status. So any money raised through this auction will be a great help in establishing the Trust and most importantly getting the money to this children and families who are suffering.

It would be great if this could be achieved as soon as possible, and Tim and Kate know children who a suffering a great deal and have but months to live, so the sooner these donations can be released the greater chance their remaining time can be spent as positively as possible.
  1. A signed copy of 'Sprout' by surfers Dane Peterson and Belinda Baggs (digipak gatefold DVD with booklet)
  2. Sprout Summer Fall U.S. Coastal Tour 2004 Promotional poster print on heavyweight paper stock
  3. This is Killer Mollusk Family Show Event Screen print Poster on heavyweight paper stock celebrating surf artists and musicians
  4. The Present U.S. Tour 2009 promotional poster
  5. Thomas Campbell 'Sing Ding a Ling' Exhibition promotional poster celebrating art show in the Netherlands (has been previously folded)
  6. Green Michel Junod Surfboards Logo T-shirt - Logo designed by Thomas Campbell (home of the Pignar Breadbasket Supreme model)
  7. Black Channel Islands Surfboards t-shirt (Al Merricks boards with team riders such as Rob Machado, Kelly Slater and Tom Curren)
  8. Issue of Carve magazine - British surf magazine with containing interview with Thomas Campbell on the making of Sprout (issue 57 May 2003)

If you can't afford to bid then please consider donating to Timmy's Trust by following this link any amount, however large or small will make a direct difference to a childs life. And if you can't give anything financial but you have something you could donate to the auction then please, let me know!!!

Please keep an eye open for other auctions treating to the trust. Tim is shaping surfboards to auction throughout year, and a few chaps have donated their own items, from surfboards, to books, to DVD's. All items being auctioned can bee seen here;

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