Determined not to be sucked under by the crippling economic downturn in deprived Northern England. Emma struggles to make ends meet by working two jobs.
Emma’s life is accelerated into reverse when she receives the news, her sister, Sara, who lives in Australia, has been diagnosed with terminal cancer.
Deterred at first by the fact they haven’t spoken for five years and her deep fear of flying, she must decide if she can overcome her debilitating claustrophobia.
Making it to Australia becomes a race against time, with the news Sara’s condition is rapidly deteriorating.
Shackled by her own pride and impenetrable stubbornness, Emma refuses financial help from her eccentric and risque friend Clare. Having never accepted handouts or owed money in her life, she instead turns to Clare for a nights work… A night she will never forget.
Whilst struggling to raise the airfare, Emma is suddenly faced with a new challenge… A challenge that virtually strips all hope of ever seeing her sister alive again.