A REDDITCH mum is preparing to face her fears on June 7 in a bid to raise funds for the charity which has helped her and her 15-year-old son.
Despite a fear of heights which makes a walk on the Malvern Hills nerve wracking, Becky Moore, aged 41, will be tackling the high ropes at Go Ape in Wyre Forest to raise £1,000 for Children’s Liver Disease Foundation (CLDF).
The brave mum said: "CLDF have been there for us with support and information ever since Scott was diagnosed with the rare liver disease scleorsing cholangitis two years ago.
“They have helped us both learn to live with his condition and put us in touch with other families in the same situation which we have found a real help.
“I’m determined to give something back and although the prospect terrifies me, it’s nothing compared to the journey Scott has been through over the past couple of years.
"I’m hoping the fact that people know how far outside my comfort zone this is will inspire them to donate. In fact Scott has already promised me that if I can get round without crying he’ll give me a month’s pocket money."
Scott added: “Through CLDF I’ve done lots of things I normally wouldn’t get involved with and it’s been great to talk to other people my age whose lives have been affected by liver disease – I’ve even made new friends.
"I really hope mum reaches her target with this challenge because I want CLDF to continue to be around for me and other young people in my situation."
Alison Taylor, CLDF chief executive, said: “CLDF takes action against childhood liver disease by providing information and emotional support, funds for research and a voice for all those affected. In order to do this however, we rely on community fundraising for the majority of our income so it’s wonderful that Becky has chosen to do this for us, particularly given her fear of heights. We wish her all the best for the day and really appreciate what she has taken on for us."
People can show their support at justgiving.com/rebecca-moore12.