A Greenwich mum is hoping to raise vital funds for a Bromley charity by completing the highest freefall abseil in the UK.

Gayle Book will be abseiling down the ArcelorMittal Orbit at The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on September 28.

The mother of two is a keen supporter of The Maypole Project, which helps children with complex medical needs, after her family received support from the charity.

Gayle said: “Our son, Toby, is 5 and has many complex needs. Until we were introduced to The Maypole Project quite recently, we were really struggling as a family to find help and support.

"Maypole have been brilliant at providing resources to make our day-to-day lives easier. Toby loves the activities they offer, and they also give us valuable respite so we can ensure our older son gets the attention he deserves.

"We have also hugely valued their counselling services, which give us the opportunity to reflect and learn to cope with the situation we are in.

"In short, Maypole has become a critical part of our family life and is something I don't think we could do without. I am very excited to take on this abseil challenge to raise money for The Maypole Project.”

The Maypole Project provides a lifeline of social and psychological emotional support to children with complex and life threatening illnesses and their whole families.

Will you be joining Gayle on September 28?