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Fakenham punter backs charity race day for air ambulance which saved his life

A punter whose life was saved when he suffered a cardiac arrest during a meeting at Fakenham Racecourse will return to the track next week as part of a major charity fundraiser.

Course officials announced plans to raise funds for the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) at their opening meeting of the 2019-20 National Hunt racing season last month.

And among those backing the cause will be Bob Burford, whose life was saved by EAAA medics when he fell ill during a meeting at the track in March.

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