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CAREVAN’S annual anti-poverty ride next month will honour the memory of volunteer and mother-of-three Marg Fisher.
And the aim of the ride will be to raise enough money to extend the charity’s services to Wodonga.
Carevan chief Jodie Tiernan said Ms Fisher, who died suddenly in October, had been a volunteer since the charity’s inception and a great supporter of the annual ride.
“She was such a big part of it,” Ms Tiernan said.
“She was not only such a beautiful person and friend, but a volunteer who gave Carevan her all since its inception.”
Ms Fisher’s brother, Simon Fisher, said the annual event would become a tradition for his family. His family attended last year’s event only a week after Ms Fisher, 52, died.
Mr Fisher said it was an honour to have the ride named after his sister.
“It’s just an amazing thing really. It came out of the blue,” he said. “She was a very community-minded person.”
Ms Tiernan said Carevan hoped to raise up to $15,000 to help pay for the charity’s operations and also so some way to meeting its goal of serving meals in Wodonga.
The organisation now serves meals four nights a week in Albury, but Ms Tiernan said the need for help extended well beyond the city.
“The dream is to get us over to Wodonga. We’re getting a lot of support from everyone there so let’s give it back,” Ms Tiernan said.
She said once-a-week meals should start in Wodonga late this year and Carevan hoped to buy another van to service more people in Victoria on more nights.
The anti-poverty ride on Sunday, October 13 will have four rides — over eight, 52, 110 and 137 kilometre courses. All start and finish at Albury’s Hovell Tree Park.
For more information, to register or buy raffle tickets go to antipovertyweekbikeride.com.