A MOTHER is set to abseil from the top of a 375ft tower in memory of her son and husband who died just 14 months apart.

Victoria Jones, who lives in Halstead, is set to take on the freefall abseil challenge at the Orbit Tower in Stratford, London, in an effort to raise cash for St Helena Hospice.

The hospice provided end of life care for Victoria’s husband Ashley, 31, who died from cancer in March last year.

Ash’s death was the second tragedy in Victoria’s life after her five-month-old son George died in January 2017.

He was born with vital organs growing outside his body and although he managed to stay strong for the first five months, he grew more tired by the day.

Victoria has made it her mission to raise funds for St Helena ever since she lost George and Ashley, and has already raised £12,000 for the hospice after completing a three-day trek in Iceland earlier this year.

She will now look to raise hundreds of pounds more when she tackles the abseil this Sunday.

Victoria said: “I have never done anything like this before. I have done a memory walk and the trek in Iceland but nothing from a height.

“I am excited to do the abseil.

“Mum is doing it with me and I’m looking forward to completing it with her.

“We have friends and coming to join us and to meet us when we reach the bottom.

“I am doing it in memory of Ash and George. I hope they are looking down and are proud of the fundraising that I have been doing in memory of them both for the hospice.”

The free fall abseil will see Victoria climb down from the top of The Orbit, which was built for the 2012 Olympic games, via a rope.

Her challenge comes the day after George’s third birthday.

She said: “Happy third heavenly birthday George Kenneth Jones.

“Mummy loves and misses you more as each day goes on.”

Victoria has set up an online fundraising page where she says she will be forever grateful to St Helena Hospice for the love and support she and Ashley received there.

To make a donation, visit justgiving.com/fundraising/victoria-jones1001.