THE mother of a girl who died last year took part in an extreme abseil to raise money for a charity she has set up in her memory.

Emilia Palmer, from Kimbolton, died last October after losing her battle with a serious lung condition.

The eight-year-old was reliant on oxygen and shortly before her death had her wish come true when she rode in a pink Lamborghini driven by TV's roadmaster Richard Hammond.

Since her death, Emilia's mum Rachel and dad Julian have set up the Palmer Children's Trust that offers support to families who are going through similar experiences that they went through.

Mrs Palmer wanted to do something out of her comfort zone to raise money for the charity and found the perfect challenge by abseiling from 418ft at the National Abseil Centre in Northampton.

"It is the tallest permanent abseil centre in the world," said Mrs Palmer.

"My husband found it on the internet and thought it would be a good challenge for me because I wanted to do something out of my comfort zone and knew it would be a challenge.

"I don't like heights and I didn't really enjoy the view. I was just glad that I did it."

Mrs Palmer has so far raised more than £500 for the charity, with more donations set to come in.

She has also helped fund a £750 oxygen humidifier for Acorn's Children's Hospice and also hopes a pulmonary rehabilitation programme can be set up at Birmingham Children's Hospital for severely asthmatic children.

To donate to the abseil challenge, visit or text jump39 to 70070.

For more information about the charity, visit