East Anglian Bikers raise almost £1,000 to help fund Colchester baby’s life-changing operation

The end of the bike run finished at the Bungalow Diner in Colchester, here are the bikers and Eli Ba

The end of the bike run finished at the Bungalow Diner in Colchester, here are the bikers and Eli Baker. Picture: WENDY MARSH - Credit: Archant

A charity bike run was held over the weekend to raise money for a Colchester toddler to undergo medical treatment in America.

Eli Baker, who turns two next month, is losing his sight due to Nystagmus, a condition which causes constant movement of the eyes.

The bike run started at Cafe 33 in Stradishall on Saturday and finished at the Bungalow Diner in Colchester.

A total of £325 was raised at the event, but further donations were given online by bikers who couldn’t attend, taking the total raised to nearly £1,000.

Eli’s treatment in the USA will cost £22,000. And so far, just over £13,300 has been raised.

His mum Michelle Baker is delighted with the bike run’s success. She said: “Even though turnout was less than we hoped for, we were overwhelmed at the response and generosity of the East Anglian Bikers. We’d like to thank everyone who was involved in bringing us £1,000 closer to our goal.”

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