A 23-year-old woman with a terminal illness has met one of her sporting idols during an interview about her brain cancer journey.

During the interview Laura Nuttall, from Barrowford, was surprised with a visit from Lioness legend Chloe Kelly, who helped the team secure victory at UEFA Women’s Euro 2022.

She also received a video message from goal keeper Mary Earps and was gifted a signed shirt and tickets to the Manchester Women’s Derby, that took place earlier this month.

Laura, who was told she only had a year to live back in 2018, has dreamed of meeting a member of England women’s football team and said it was on her ‘bucket list’.

In the interview, with website Lad Bible for its YouTube channel, Laura said: “I think the work that they have done has changed a generation.

“I enjoyed [watching the Euros 2022 final]. It was probably one of the best days of my life I loved it.

“It feels pretty cool to meet Chloe. Not many people can say they’ve done that.”

Chloe Kelly, who scored the winner in the final, said: “When we are on the pitch we try and go out there and inspire so many people.

“To bring this shirt today, I think it means so much to me and all the girls.

“People like you inspire us to be better every day.”

Laura was diagnosed with Glioblastoma Multiforme, an aggressive and incurable form of brain cancer, in 2018.

Since then she has been ticking off items from her bucket list.

In 2021, comedian Peter Kay performed a special one-off live show in aid of in aid of Laura. It was the first time he took to the stage in three years.

Peter Kay performed two sold-out sets at Manchester’s O2 Apollo to raise money for the Laura to have immunotherapy treatment in Germany.

Lancashire Telegraph: Laura Nuttall (left) with Chloe KellyLaura Nuttall (left) with Chloe Kelly (Image: LADbible Group)

She has also embarked on a helicopter ride, operated a crane, experienced life as a firefighter and more.

She even got the chance to go fishing with Bob Mortimer and Paul Whitehouse, and "was the only one who caught anything" that day.

This year her mum, Nicola, brought Christmas forward to November after doctors said her cancer has spread following a fourth major brain operation.

At the time Nicola took a picture of the table ready and wrote: "All set for the big day, thank you so much to everyone who’s helped to make #AChristmasforLaura.

"We’re blessed by our wonderful friends, some we’ve met, some we haven’t, but all hugely appreciated.

"It may sound strange in these circumstances but we are lucky in so many ways."

To find out more about Laura's journey visit: www.doingitforlaura.com