Tony and Marlene Ellis have been our best friends for over 40-years, and on New Year's Eve 2014, Marlene was diagnosed with terminal cancer. We were astonished by her gutsy determination as she fought aggressive cancer for 11-months, finally passing away late November 2015. Together with Marlene's husband, Tony Ellis, we have begun our journey on mountain bikes from Picton to Bluff – three 60+ year olds cycling 1365km in 18-days... and we're up for it!
Our mission is to ride in memory of Marlene with the express objective of raising a minimum $250,000 for equal distribution among all 29 Hospice organisations throughout NZ. 100% of every dollar raised will be distributed in full to NZ Hospices. In conjunction with the financial support of the Fine Wine Delivery Company we will cover all of our own costs arising out of the 18-day ride plus fund the costs of services and goods for all fundraising activities throughout the campaign to a value of circa $25,000.
Many of us will know someone who has received care from Hospices throughout New Zealand – perhaps a relative or close friend. Each year Hospice must raise over $40M nationally, so please help us fundraise $250,000 to help this incredible organisation continue providing support completely free of charge to our loved ones. Please visit www.ridingforhospice.co.nz to donate, or you can donate at checkout with purchase.Jeff and Virginia Poole