A woman has taken to the skies to honour her best friend who died last year.

Rebecca Scott completed the sponsored skydive in memory of Rhegane Carruthers, from Egremont, who tragically passed away aged 22.

Over £5,000 has been raised, which will be split between Healthy Hopes, Every Life Matters and Cruse Bereavement Care.

The cash will be used to help improve mental wellbeing, promote suicide safer communities and provide bereavement support to local people.

Rebecca said: "It's a lot more than the £400 I aimed to raise. I've just been overwhelmed with the support and Rhegane would be absolutely delighted as well. Her mam was very proud."

The 28-year-old said she loved the thrill of jumping from a plane, despite being "petrified" beforehand.

"It was amazing. It was great. I was absolutely petrified a few hours before. For the first minute it was so fast.

"After I'd done it, I was so chuffed. I was in shock I had actually managed to do it."

A charity football match and a raffle held at Currys Workington, where Rebecca works, have also helped boost the fundraising total.

Speaking of her late friend, Rebecca said: "We did everything together. You don’t meet people like her very often in life.

"She was everything you would want in a friend – funny, bubbly – would do anything for anyone. The life and soul of everything. There’s nothing I don’t miss about her. ”