Thousands raised for aniridia research and support

8 men arm in arm. 7 wearing pink cycling kit and one in a Aniridia Network UK tshirt

Trustee James and the cyclists celebrating their achievement

Hardy cyclists tackled a 100-mile bike ride to raise more than £10,000 for crucial eyesight-saving research, inspired by Ella a girl who has aniridia as part of WAGR syndrome and is also deaf.

A 22-strong team, led by Ella’s dad pedalled for pounds in the Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100. Their sponsorship has raised over £10,000, It will help pioneering studies into aniridia related keratopathy (cornea disease) at Moorfields Eye Hospital. £1,000 will come to Aniridia Network UK to enable our highly valued practical and emotional support services.

ANUK Trustee James met the tired riders in Green Park after the event.

“It was terrific. One rider had come all the way from Aberdeen to  take part!
I told them now hugely impressed and grateful we were, on behalf of everyone affected by aniridia around the world.
The research they are funding is very promising.
The donation to ANUK is around a fifth of our total annual income, so vital for us to keep helping patients and parents.”

Read more in the Northumberland Gazette:

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About Aniridia Network UK

A charity support group for people with the genetic visual impairment aniridia and their families in the UK. Our vision is that people with/associated with aniridia are hopeful, confident, supported and well informed regarding aniridia. Founded in 2000. Registered as a charity in 2011 with HMRC reference XT26830
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