A TRANENT woman will look to conquer her fear of heights as she raises money for a charity which has been instrumental in providing support for her partner who has been diagnosed with a brain tumour - for the second time.

Tina McAvoy, 43, will take to the Forth Bridge on Sunday to abseil 165ft, despite admitting "going up a ladder into the attic makes me shaky".

Her efforts are in aid of Maggie's Centre at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh who have been a constant source of support for her partner Kenny Martin and the family.

Kenny, who has lived in Tranent all his life, was diagnosed with a brain tumour last October, 13 years after first being diagnosed with the same condition. Back then, he had successful surgery.

"After all of this time, having gone so long without anything, to discover another tumour, at a routine check up, has come as quite a shock to us and our families," said Tina.

Kenny, who has three children - Adam, 22, Matthew, 19 and Zoe, 17 - has undergone six months of chemotherapy with more still to come but has taken the treatment in his stride, continuing to work.

He said: "I am still working. You just have to try and get on with it. People have different ways of dealing with it - I'm quite lucky, I get tired but apart from that fairly lucky." And Tina added: "He's doing fine. He has had six months' chemotherapy and has another three months to go. He is staying strong and keeping fit." It will be the second time money has been raised by the family for Maggie's after Kenny, who lives with Tina at Toll House Grove, completed the Great North Run in 2003 raising �3,500 for the charity. Now Tina is taking it upon herself to do her bit for the charity as a way to say thanks for what it has done for her, Kenny and the family.

"Kenny has received great support from the Maggie's Team, " explained Tina.

"They are a self-funded charity which provides support to cancer sufferers and their families and basically run by volunteers. You can go in and have a chat. If you want someone to go and talk to Maggie's are there to offer any kind of support.

"I am absolutely petrified. I stupidly went on the internet to look it up to and get an idea of what it's like. I wish I hadn't looked!" "I was looking to do something and at the moment it is difficult for Kenny. I asked Maggie's what was coming up and it was an organised free-fall abseil from the Forth Bridge so I signed up for that." Kenny, who is a former Ross High Rugby Club player and also coached the Ross High Mini's when his sons were growing up, added: "I think she's mad! I'm very proud of her. Maggie's have been fantastic, through the years they have been phenomenal for me. They support not only the individual patient also the family and close friends which is very important as it makes it easier for them. They are a caring bunch of guys." Tina will be abseiling after 10.30am on Sunday with more than �450 already raised. To donate visit http://fundraise.maggiescentres.org/fundraise-to gether/maggies-edinburgh/crowds/tinas-daft-abseil/ or contact Tina or Kenny via tina.mcavoy115@btinternet.com