Not a word from his mum!

Dawn Fensome who will raise funds for Muscular Dystrophy from which her son Harrison (right) suffers.
Dawn Fensome who will raise funds for Muscular Dystrophy from which her son Harrison (right) suffers.

A DEDICATED mum is keeping her lips sealed to raise money for her terminally ill son.

Dawn Fensome, 41, hopes to raise hundreds of pounds to pay for research into Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), a condition which her son Harrison, 11, suffers.

Dawn has tackled several energetic fund-raisers to boost her son’s cause.

But until now, none of them have required her to stay silent for a 48 hours in a busy supermarket.

Mrs Fensome of Ashfield Road, Bispham, said: “I’ve done a lot of fundraising in the past including sky dives and bag packs and whatever I’ve done, I’ve always felt I’m doing my bit for my son.

“It’s a terminal illness and if he’s lucky he will live until he’s in his late twenties, but in the end it affects the heart muscles.”

Mrs Fensome’s lips will be tightly sealed at Sainsbury’s, on Red Bank Road, Cleveleys, from Good Friday to Easter Saturday.

She added: “It would be absolutely brilliant to raise between £500 and £600 which would go towards various charities and support networks.

“All the funds for research are done on a voluntary basis and I’m trying to help Harrison and the other boys who suffer from this as well as I can.

“I raised more than £3,000 when I did a sky dive last year, but I want to keep going.”

Harrison, a Year 6 pupil at St Bernadette’s Catholic Primary School, on Devonshire Road, Blackpool, was born with the illness.

His dad, Ian, 45, praised the fundraising efforts of his wife.

He added: “I’m very pleased it is all happening because with a lot of theses things, there is a certain amount of guilt attached to the illness which she carries.

“In a way it helps her come to terms with Harrison’s illness which is not curable at the moment.

“I would imagine when Harrison realises what his mum has done he will be very proud.”