A 19-year-old student has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer weeks after starting a degree.

Laura Nuttall from Lancashire began to experience occasional headaches and nausea before a routine eye test resulted in a referral to Moorfields Eye Hospital for more tests. A rush to A&E then led to a diagnosis of glioblastoma, an aggressive brain tumour.

The Nuttall family have been raising money for an experimental treatment called DCVax, an American therapy that uses the patients’ own immune cells. Nuttall’s mother Nicola will run the London Marathon in April to raise money for The Brain Tumour Charity, who have supported the family since the diagnosis.

Sarah Lindsell, chief executive of The Brain Tumour Charity, said: 'We are doing everything in our power to spare families from this kind of heartbreak, through our investment in research and our efforts to raise awareness of the devastation caused by brain tumours.'

To donate, visit: gofundme.com/ngdq37-doing-it-for-laura