Future2 calling cyclists and hikers to help raise funds for young Australians in need
Future2, the philanthropic arm of the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA), is calling for cycling and hiking enthusiasts to join them on two different outdoor adventures exploring NSW from country to coast. The Future2 Wheel Classic and the Future2 Hiking Challenge will raise funds for Future2’s Make the Difference! Grant program that supports community initiatives for young disadvantaged Australians.
Now in its eighth year, the 2018 Future2 Wheel Classic is taking on a new 993km route, where riders will depart from Parliament House on November 14 and cross the finish line at ICC Sydney eight days later, just in time for the 2018 FPA Professionals Congress. Riders will venture through some of NSW’s most environmentally pristine places, including the Snowy Mountains, South Coast and Southern Highlands.
While training is required for those planning to participate in the Future2 Wheel Classic, the average daily distance of 100km and average speed of 20km/h make the challenge quite doable for the moderately fit.
To accommodate those who would prefer to keep their feet firmly on the ground, Future2 is taking hikers on the famous Six Foot Track. The group will set off on a two day 45km expedition on November 19, where they will experience the challenging terrain and beauty of the Six Foot Track and Megalong Valley.
Riders will take on the challenge of raising $1,500, while the hikers will aim to raise $1,200 to support Future2’s Make the Difference! Grant program.
Each year Future2 provides several grants to key organisations which provide support to young people. Young Australians who benefit include those outside mainstream education, living with intellectual or physical disability, fighting an addiction, living in dysfunctional families, in juvenile justice, or new migrants seeking a place in their adopted home.
The grants are open to not-for-profits around Australia that provide opportunities for under 25s to develop learning and leadership skills, receive mentoring, participate in remedial programs for drug and alcohol dependence, and take part in independent living projects that help address social exclusion and homelessness.
Future2 Chair Matthew Brown CFP®, said, “There are countless organisations doing great work in every corner of Australia. We encourage those able, to participate in these adventurous fundraising initiatives and help us to support Australians in need.
“Last year, Future2 was able to award $133,000 in grants and through the generous support from FPA members and supporters, we hope to surpass this for 2018.”
Click here to register and find out more about the Future2 Wheel Classic and the Future2 Blue Mountains Hiking Challenge.