A STOURPORT mum is set to face her fears as she takes on a skydive for a leukaemia charity - an illness her son previously suffered with.

Allison Pennell, aged 49, is set to take a perilous plunge from 10,000 feet to raise money for the Children's Cancer and Leukaemia group in May this year.

Her son Danny was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia when he was just four years of age and spent years dealing with chemotherapy treatment.

Now aged 21, Danny is cancer free and his mum wants to lend her support to a charity which supports children who face the illness.

Allison said: "Being told he had leukaemia was the worst day of my life and one of the worst things to see your child go through.

"There were times when I thought he had given up and let the cancer beat him. But he beat it.

"I am one of the lucky ones, I still have him with me today but some of the children don't make it and I can't imagine how that feels.

Allison says Danny still suffers from the after effects of the illness and suffers with anxiety and depression.

She hopes to raise £1,000 for the charity and to combat her fear of heights.

Allison added: "I have chosen a skydive as I am petrified of heights and want to face my biggest fear.

"My son went through 3 years of chemotherapy. I know its took me a long time to give anything back but I feel the time is right now.

"If he can beat cancer, I can beat my biggest fear of heights and do a tandem skydive from 10,000 feet."

People can donate to Allison's fundraiser by searching 'Allison's fundraiser for Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group - CCLG' on Facebook.