A WOMAN fought through her fears last month as she abseiled down the front of Liverpool Cathedral in memory of her dad.

On Saturday, July 9, Emily Moorcroft completed her first fundraiser for her dad David, who suffered a fatal collapse in December 2018.

After a sudden bleed to his brain, the much-loved 63-year-old spent almost two weeks in a coma before passing away days before Christmas Day.

St Helens Star: Emily with her dad DavidEmily with her dad David

David, a former team leader at QVC and steward at Everton Football Club, was waiting for a bed at Willowbrook Hospice, so Emily took on the challenge to raise money for the end-of-life local hospice.

Although she did not have a previous fear of heights, Emily said she was "shaking and terrified" as she stood atop the Catherdral's West Door.

Despite her fear, the Bleak Hill teaching assistant said she "had to do it for my Dad and all the people who helped me raise so much money".

St Helens Star: Emily said she was "terrified" during the 150ft abseilEmily said she was "terrified" during the 150ft abseil

Emily, 38, said: "My Dad was a very proud Liverpudlian and to see all the views at the top of this amazing city was incredible.

"I did have my eyes closed for all of the abseil as I was shaking and just terrified!

"But the sense of achievement at the end and the feeling of relief was emotional when I landed."

St Helens Star: Emma Moorcroft and her mum delivering the cheque to Willowbrook HospiceEmma Moorcroft and her mum delivering the cheque to Willowbrook Hospice

Blown away by the "outpouring of support" she received for her abseil challenge, Emily raised a total of £1,210 for Willowbrook Hospice and delivered a cheque to them on Monday, August 1.

Along with donations, this has included heartfelt tributes to David from his friends, family, and old colleagues.

St Helens Star: Emily completed the charity abseil in memory of her dadEmily completed the charity abseil in memory of her dad

Emily added: "I am honoured to have raised so much money to help families and their loved ones at Willowbrook.

"I'm so overwhelmed with all the donations the outpouring of support from family and friends and the wider community, some people donated who I don't even know.

"I would also like to thank my Dad's colleagues who he worked alongside for 20 years at QVC for their donations and truly touching tributes to my Dad.

"Far and wide I know my Dad, David Moorcroft, will never be forgotten; this one is for you Dad, I'll see you when I get there."

St Helens Star: David Moorcroft was a much-loved member of the communityDavid Moorcroft was a much-loved member of the community