Charity run for medical charity who saved woman's life

Rebekah Cheshire is raising funds for Magpas. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A young woman from Cambridgeshire, whose life was saved by the flying doctors' charity Magpas, has been visiting its base at RAF Wyton.

Doctors thought Rebekah Cheshire wouldn't pull through following an horrific car crash at the age of two.

But 20 years on she's now in training for a fundraising run to help buy more life-saving equipment. She is going on a five kilometre run to raise money for the Magpas.

Rebekah's mum's car went into a ditch near Wisbech after hitting ice in December 1994. The toddler technically died twice on the way to hospital. Her family was told brain damage meant if Rebekah survived she would be left in a vegetative state. But Rebekah defied the odds to make a long and painful recovery.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Matthew Hudson