A Northampton bikers’ group is urging people to donate to a national charity helping riders who have been in horror accidents after one of its members was left in a coma following a crash.
On Saturday, December 12, Lea Horn, of the Cobblers Biker Group hit a stationary car and came off his bike within a mile of his home in Wellingborough. He had been attending a fundraising event for the British Bikers Relief Foundation (BBRF) earlier in the day.
The collision left the 36-year-old dad-of-one in a critical condition, with swelling to the brain.
Mr Horn is currently in a stable condition, but remains in a coma where he is being treated at University Hospitals Coventry.
Currently the BBRF, a national charity which helps motorcyclists who have suffered injuries in major accidents, is helping to support Mr Horn’s family and has agreed to help the factory worker when he returns to his home.
As a result, the Cobblers Biker Group is now urging people to donate to the BBRF with a number of fundraising events planned from collections to T-shirt sales.
Founder of the biker group, Lisa Matthewman, said: “Lea is one of our big characters in the group, and everyone is absolutely devastated, particularly as his accident happened straight after Lea was at a fundraising event for the BBRF.
“We really want to raise money for them because they already helping to pay for Lea’s mum to stay in hotel accommodation in Coventry - but then when he does come home they will be able to help him with whatever he needs such as a wheelchair, all sorts of things.”
Club member Emma Smith, 43, said: “We are just trying to drum up as much support for him as possible. He is just the most popular member of this club, he is just so lovely.”
Northampton Town Football Club helped the Bikers Group cause by displaying a picture of Lea its big screen before the club’s home game against Accrington Stanley on Monday night, featuring the Twitter hashtag #comeonlea.
To donate to the BBRF head to www.bbrf.co.uk/donate or to find out more about the charity events being run by the Cobblers Bikers Group head to http://www.cobblersbikergroup.co.uk.