A CAR fanatic is undertaking a mammoth road trip in his record breaking Tuk Tuk to raise money for a young boy.

Matt Everard, Billericay, who owns the fastest ever Tuk Tuk, is travelling 250 miles from Barry Island to Billericay in October to raise funds for Fraser Simmonds.

Fraser, six, has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a rare muscle-wasting condition with life expectancy of around thirty years.

The trip, between two iconic towns in the hit TV show Gavin and Stacey, will raise funds to allow the construction of a downstairs bedroom and a wet room for Fraser in his home, which will cost over £80,000.

Fraser’s parents, Shelley and Geoff are joining Matt on the 250 mile trip, as well as his eight-year-old sister, April.

Mr Everard, who broke the world record for the fastest Tuk Tuk in May, said: “At the moment, Shelley and Geoff’s, house in Billericay is unsuitable for Fraser’s needs as his bedroom is upstairs.

“They have to carry him to bed every night and carry him back down again in the morning.

“We are doing our road trip to raise funds to build a downstairs bedroom and an easily accessible wet room for him.

“As part of this 250-mile journey in two Tuk Tuks we are going to organise a large convoy of classic cars, custom cars and unusual cars, who will join us along the route.”

Shelley Simmonds, Fraser’s mum, told the Echo: “We’re all really excited.

“We’ve never done anything like this before.

“Matt and I are both huge fans of the show, it’s how it all came about.

“We were laughing about the idea before we realised that it might actually work!

“Everyone’s really excited for the Christmas show, I hope we can get a message from James Corden or Ruth Jones.”

Billericay based Essex Architecture and Planning Ltd are drawing up the plans for the Simmonds’ new home, and Michael Grieve, a director, added: “After speaking to Matt and watching a video of Fraser, we instantly knew we wanted to get involved and help improve this young boys life.

“Our team cannot wait to get stuck in and put our experience and resources to develop the Simmonds home.”