Stephen is the founder of The Mason Foundation, a charity designed with the purpose to support vulnerable communities, enabling them to become more active. Stephen himself is no stranger to adversities. Born a thalidomide sufferer, with acute dyslexia, he left school with no qualifications, (apart from the record for the under 12’s one length butterfly!). Despite these obstacles, Stephen went on to obtain a degree and launch an eclectic mix of successful businesses.
In 2017, Stephen saw a desperate situation with the nation becoming increasingly inactive and as a result, decided to marry his extensive entrepreneurial experience with his passion for philanthropy – and The Mason Foundation was born. His unparalleled vision paved the way for what is now a thriving Sport England funded charity, making a difference to those who need it most.
Stephen has numerous charitable interests and apart from various regional support to local charitable bodies, he provides management and business expertise to the Thalidomide Trust, along with a significant investment in educational and employment initiatives throughout the world. Stephen’s determination and resilient approach to life translates in the very essence of The Mason Foundation, striving to equip the more vulnerable members of society with the tools to better their lives, all by doing ‘Their Mile, Their Way’.