A HIGH school teacher who braved a skydive to raise money for the cancer centre who treated her has been asked to talk about her experience at a ladies event.

Amy Turner, from Great Sankey, was diagnosed with cervical cancer in May last year after experiencing pelvic pain and irregular bleeding.

The diagnosis was made even more devastating by the fact it had spread to her lymph nodes.

Amy, 44, underwent gruelling radiotherapy and chemotherapy at the Clatterbridge Cancer Centre in summer and was recently told there was no sign of cancer.

Warrington Guardian: Amy on her skydive Amy on her skydive

The Penketh High School modern languages teacher decided to leap out of a plane at Black Knight’s in Lancaster for the charity because she wants others to get the outstanding care that she received at Clatterbridge.

After smashing her justgiving target, she was contacted to take part in a ladies lunch this month called 'Amazing Women Against Cancer'.

The aim of the day is to showcase patients, doctors, nurses and anyone else who is doing a wonderful job recovering from, publicising, fundraising, or curing cancer.

Amy said: "It is lovely to be asked to be part of the event, the sky dive was the most amazing thing, I loved it.

"I am a bit nervous for it but it is great that positives things are coming from having cancer.

"It has come at a good time as Saturday will be one year since my diagnosis and it has been an overwhelming year."

The event is at The Hilton in Liverpool and Amy has been asked to take part in the John Lewis fashion show and be interviewed by host Leanne Campbell, from Radio City.

The money Amy raised for Clatterbridge put her in the top three per cent of all fundraisers on justgiving for the month of March out of more than 40,000 people.

Amy has also been busy filming a video with Kirsty Mcdonald and healthcare professionals from Warrington to promote the importance of cervical cancer screenings.

The video will be played in doctors' surgeries across the north west reminding women to have their smear test done regularly.