A GROUP of school mums are set to descend 416 feet down the tallest abseil tower in the world in aid of a six-year-old boy with a life-limiting condition.

Fraser Simmonds was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy in 2014, when he was just 11 months old.

The condition causes muscles to weaken over time, resulting in paralysis and reducing life expectancy to an average of 30 years.

Sadly, there is no cure for the condition and the only effective treatment helps just 13 per cent of cases, which unfortunately Fraser is not part of.

Lauren Spagnol, Sarah Reed, and Joanne Southgate, from Billericay, all have children who go to school with Fraser and, after being inspired by his bravery and determination, decided to raise as much cash as possible for the Action Duchenne charity, of which Fraser’s mum Shelley, is CEO.

Shelley, 39, and husband Geoff, 41, are also parents to Fraser’s eight-year-old sister, April. Shelley, 39, said: “Fraser is the happiest child you could meet, he makes everybody laugh and has adapted to the life he’s got. [Sister] April is the best sibling he could asked for, she adores him. Fraser is amazing, I learn so much from him. He is definitely my biggest lesson.

“I’m really grateful for Lauren, Joanne, and Sarah’s support - it means a lot that people care and they are really helping to make a difference for the charity.”

Lauren said: “Fraser uses a wheelchair full time yet he is the happiest little boy we know. All three of us women are aware it could of happened to one of our own children. I am in such awe of all the things Fraser’s parents do for him and wanted to help in any way I could.

“We are very excited to do the abseil - I am expecting it to be an emotional and amazing experience for a very worthwhile cause.”

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