A STUDENT with brain cancer made a dash for experimental treatment in Germany thanks to the gift of a private jet flight.

Laura Nuttall, of Barrowford, needed to be in Cologne for the latest round of a therapy not available on the NHS between April 20-27. But she was struggling to make travel arrangements due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Mum Nicola posted a desperate plea on social media to help the 20-year-old make the trip for experimental heat-and-vaccine treatment.

And global financial firm Greensill came to her aid by offering a private jet flight to get to Dusseldorf. The Manchester University student was amazed by the firm’s kind response.

She said: “I have been having treatment in Germany for 10 months that I cannot get in the UK. It was time for me to go to Germany again and even though doctors knew about coronavirus here, I still had to go there as soon as possible. I needed the vaccine as it would go out of date.

“My mum put the appeal on Facebook to get me over there, then someone said you can borrow our private jet, which is crazy.

“The jet was just like you would imagine, and was amazing.

“From the start when I fell ill, I have been amazed by the generosity of people. The company has never asked for any publicity.”

Laura has to return for more treatment in Germany next month and has had another offer of a private jet to take her there.

She was diagnosed in 2018 and was later found to have eight tumours.

Laura, who is studying politics, philosophy and economics, has been at home since March.

She added: “My immune system is getting back to what it was a number of years ago. I am at home doing my courses online. With the coronavirus, it is strange to say but it is better for me that it has happened this year than last as my immune system was lower.”

Laura, an ambassador for the Brain Tumour Charity, is concerned that fears over the coronavirus may be deterring others from seeking hospital treatment.

She said: “I would tell them to go as soon as possible.”