A BORDER man couldn’t put a price on a bike ride yesterday to raise money for Carevan and honour the memory of his sister.
Simon Fisher and 20 of his family members took part in Carevan’s annual anti-poverty ride, believing the whole time that Marg Fisher was looking down on them.
Mrs Fisher, a mother-of-three, died suddenly in October last year.
She had been with Carevan since the charity’s inception and a great supporter of the annual ride.
“It’s been a fantastic experience and a great way to reflect on my sister’s life and work as a volunteer,” Mr Fisher said.
“You can’t put a price on something like this, it will certainly be a fixture for our family every year.”
The ride had four lengths — over eight, 52, 110 and 137 kilometre courses — all starting and finishing at Hovell Tree Park.
An afternoon of food and entertainment topped off the event that raised more than $10,000.
Mrs Fisher’s daughters, Grace and Juliet Gibson, as well as niece, Molly Waters, sung as part of yesterday’s entertainment.
Carevan chief Jodie Tiernan said records were smashed in all areas.
“We haven’t finished counting but we have got more than $10,000 — that’s well up on last year,” she said.
“We also had 140 riders, up on 110 last year.”
Funds raised through registration for the ride, a raffle and sponsors will go to extending the charity’s services to Wodonga.
Carevan now serves meals four nights a week in Albury, but Ms Tiernan said the goal was to get across the Border to those who also needed help.