A Norfolk farming adviser who ran the London Marathon has raised more than £4,500 to thank the air ambulance team which saved her life.

Flora Archer, county adviser for the National Farmers' Union (NFU), fell and banged her head on a kitchen unit after suffering a seizure at her home in Scarning, near Dereham, in 2015.

After she collapsed she was losing oxygen to her brain, but East Anglian Air Ambulance paramedics raced to her aid, taking control of her breathing with minutes to spare, before she was taken by land ambulance to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

Nine years later Miss Archer took to London’s streets to raise vital cash for the medical charity, completing the 26.2-mile marathon course in four hours and 16 minutes.

After crossing the finishing line, she paid tribute to doctors and paramedics including Dr Pam Chrispin for the care she received.

“I would like to thank them all again and I know that many others in the farming and rural community have been saved by them, which is why it was so important to raise funds,” she said.

Miss Archer said proceeds from her run would help the charity continue its vital work protecting farmers and isolated rural communities across East Anglia.

She said: “I raised more than £4,500, which is incredible and I’m just very grateful to all who took the time to support me as this charity will always have a special place in my heart.

“The London Marathon experience was just outstanding, the crowds and fellow runners were so supportive and it was almost a surreal experience being there.

“Knowing I was running for such a great cause just kept me going.

“All that training in the wind, rain and cold in the great Norfolk countryside really paid off and I was actually able to speed up towards the finish."

Since her fall in 2015 Miss Archer was diagnosed with epilepsy and she now takes medication, although she has had no further seizures since.

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