A teenager and her aunt, who was once diagnosed with breast cancer, took part in a charity skydive to raise awareness of the condition.

Caroline Rooke, who was recently given the 'all clear' by doctors, and her niece Katie Lovell, from Ruislip, jumped out of a plane at 15,000 ft to help raise more than £3,000 for Cancer Research UK.

They were joined at the GoSkydive dropzone in Salisbury on Saturday, October 25 by Miss Rooke's sister Tracey and friends Adam Stoneham and Roland Hatcher.

 

Katie, 19, of Whitebutts Road, Ruislip, said she enjoyed the experience, but described it as "terrifying".

The former Northwood School pupil said: "It was very, very scary but absolutely brilliant.

“All sorts was running through my mind when I was up there.

“When they opened the door I thought, 'Oh God. I'm actually going down there.'

“It was terrifying.”

However, Miss Rooke, 42, said she could not wait to repeat the feat.

"It was brilliant – really, really good and all for a good cause," she said.

"I'd do it again tomorrow.

"It was scary because I didn't know what to expect, but now I do I'd do it again.

"I must be mad."

Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in the UK. In 2011, nearly 50,000 women were diagnosed with it.

Miss Rooke, from West Sussex, was diagnosed in October 2013 and underwent chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

She has since been given the 'all clear', but will have to return to hospital for annual checks.

Miss Rooke, who was also diagnosed with Hodgkin disease in 2010, said: "Three years ago I had Hodgkin's and then last year I had breast cancer, but I've pulled through it.

"I'm one of the lucky ones so I've raised money so others can be as lucky as me."

To donate, visit www.justgiving.com/Katie-Lovell2014 or www.justgiving.com/Caroline-Rooke2014