Victoria is our We Can Do It! T-shirt winner

Victoria Gingell (31) from Drayton, is abseiling down the Spinnaker Tower with her friends on Sunday, raising money for The Stroke Association after Victoria suffered a stroke in March 2013.''Pictured is: (middle) Victoria Gingell (31) with her friends (l-r) Luisa Ricci (25), Sian Meredith (22) and Amanda Foster (29).''Picture: Sarah Standing (14892-8264) PPP-140326-163702001

Victoria Gingell (31) from Drayton, is abseiling down the Spinnaker Tower with her friends on Sunday, raising money for The Stroke Association after Victoria suffered a stroke in March 2013.''Pictured is: (middle) Victoria Gingell (31) with her friends (l-r) Luisa Ricci (25), Sian Meredith (22) and Amanda Foster (29).''Picture: Sarah Standing (14892-8264) PPP-140326-163702001

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Victoria Gingell is this week’s We Can Do It T-shirt winner because she didn’t let an illness defeat her.

The 31-year-old suffered from a subarachnoid haemorrhage, a type of stroke, last year and had to undergo a life-saving operation.

But, a year on, Victoria has organised to do an abseil to mark getting over her illness.

She will be abseiling down the Spinnaker Tower this Sunday with three friends.

‘When I do the abseil, it is exactly a year after I fell ill,’ she says.

‘I am really scared of heights so an abseil will be a real challenge.’

Victoria’s recovery from her stroke is going well and and she wanted to give something back to the charity that helped her.

She adds: ‘I wanted to raise money for the Stroke Association because they helped me so much.

‘The work they do is amazing and I was eager to give something back.’

Victoria, from Lower Drayton Lane in Drayton, is excited about the abseil.

She says: ‘I am excited but I am not a fan of heights.

‘The last time I abseiled, I was in school and it was about 30ft so it was nothing like the Spinnaker Tower.

‘But my friends are doing it too to support me.’

Victoria hopes to raise £1,000. To make a donation, please visit justgiving.com/v-gingell.

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