A WOMAN will conquer her fear of heights for her terminally ill mother.

Littlehampton resident Jean Young was referred to St Barnabas House in Worthing last year after being diagnosed with terminal cancer.

Daughter Hannah Silverson said her heart broke when she heard the news.

“It was so hard seeing someone you love look and feel so poorly,” the 42-year-old said.

“My heart broke when we got told the news that the cancer couldn’t be cured but I have to keep strong.

“I’m so proud of my mum.

“She has dealt with her illness with such grace, strength and positivity.”

Now Hannah will take on the daunting challenge of climbing the 320ft Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth in March in a bid to raise money for the hospice caring for her mother.

“I am going to try and conquer my fear of heights for my mum because I love her so much,” she said.

“It’s incredibly daunting, but when it’s for someone and something so important, you have to step up and try your best.”

Jean said she was very proud of her daughter, pictured with her, right.

“When Hannah told me about her challenge, I thought ‘wow’,” she said.

“Then, I remembered that she dislikes heights and I began to worry.”

To donate to Hannah’s fund, visit justgiving.com/hannah-silverson14.