Olivia Fairclough
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Olivia Fairclough flown home after crowdfunded surgery

A woman injured in a horse-riding accident in Egypt has returned home after surgery funded by well-wishers.

Olivia Fairclough, 31, was left paralysed and stranded in hospital unable to pay for an operation.

An appeal later raised more than £30,000 and the surgery was carried out in Cairo.

The Great North Air Ambulance Service then approached Capital Air Ambulance, which offered to fly her back in a specially equipped Learjet.

  • 03 May 2016