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Help young Australians by supporting the Future2 Community Cycling & Walking Challenge

The Future2 Foundation (Future2), the philanthropic arm of the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA), has announced an exciting new initiative to get financial planners outdoors, active and raising funds for young Australians facing social, physical or financial hardship.

Since its foundation in 2007, Future2 has provided over a million dollars in grants to grassroots organisations around Australia.

As part of the Future2 Community Cycling & Walking Challenge, financial planners and their guests are invited to take on the challenge of walking or riding as far as they can in their local area this November, with funds going towards the Future2 Make the Difference! grant program.

The challenge is open to all financial planning professionals and their family, friends, and clients across Australia. Walkers and riders can participate as an individual or a team.

Walkers and riders will go in the draw to win great prizes as they add up their kilometres over the month of November to recognise the distance they are covering.

Future2 Chair Petra Churcher said: “Our new Future2 Community Cycling & Walking Challenge offers a unique opportunity for FPA members, their families, friends and clients to get involved and support Future2 no matter where they live in Australia whilst improving their own health and fitness.

“During a time of disruption and uncertainty, we know that many not-for-profit organisations and charities are experiencing unprecedented demand for their services.

“This is a fantastic way for the FPA and financial planning community to come together to make a real difference to our local communities and to help young people across Australia who deserve a future too.”

Future2 is delighted to announce that for the third year running, MLC Wealth is the Gold Partner for the Future2 Foundation.

Acting Group Executive, Advice at MLC Wealth, Geoff Rogers said: “MLC Wealth is committed to actively supporting the communities we live and work in. We are proud to once again support Future2 to help raise money for people doing it tough.

“At a time when young people and families are vulnerable and facing unprecedented challenges amidst COVID-19, this partnership is particularly important. We encourage everyone to get involved in the Challenge and show their support.”

Iress has also continued its support of Future2 as a Silver partner.

The Belalberi Foundation is also supporting this initiative.

About Future2 Community Cycling & Walking Challenge

  • Sign up to take part in the Future2 Community Cycling & Walking Challenge with a $120 tax-deductible donation.
  • More experienced cyclists who wish to ride over 1000km are encouraged to join in the 2020 Future2 Wheel Classic – virtually! You can sign up for the virtual 2020 Future2 Wheel Classic with a tax-deductible donation of $320. You’ll also receive an exclusive commemorative jersey.
  • Register and find out more about the Future2 Community Cycling & Walking Challenge.