AMP Future2 Wheel Classic – mission accomplished!

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The final leg of the AMP Future2 Wheel Classic, a nine day 1200km cycle ride from Sydney to Melbourne was completed on the steps of State Parliament House in Melbourne Sunday afternoon 23 September.   Nineteen cyclists –  out of the 40 who have taken part in the $100,000 fundraising marathon – were greeted by David

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AMP Future2 Wheel Classic

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With three days on the road the financial planners and friends have covered 500km and raised $84,000. Thirty one of the 40 cyclists who are participating left Circular Quay early on Saturday morning. They were farewelled by AMP Financial Planning’s Michael Guggenheimer and Future2 Chair Steven Helmich. The puncture tally during the first two days

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Financial planners rise to a 1200 km, $100,000 challenge

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Six weeks out from the start of the AMP Future2 Wheel Classic, 37 cyclists from or linked with the financial planning profession are in training for a ride that will take them from Sydney to Melbourne, over the Snowy Mountains, from 15-23 September. The riders are motivated by both personal challenge and genuine desire to

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2012 Future2 Make the Difference! grants open for applications

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Four or more grants of up to $10,000 each will be made by Future2 this year to community organisations working to give a better future to young Australians struggling with homelessness, addictions, social exclusion, disability or unemployment. Charities and not-for-profit organisations may apply for 2012 Make the Difference! Grants; the closing date is 31 July. 

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Future2 opens cyclist registration for the 2012 Wheel Classic

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Call to cyclists!  Register now to ride with the 2012 Future2 Wheel Classic – 15-23 September, Sydney to Melbourne. For the third year, Future2 trustees Peter Bobbin and Ray Griffin are leading the charge to raise $100,000 for disadvantaged young Australians in the Future2 Wheel Classic. Starting out from Sydney on Saturday 15 September, the

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Call goes out for 2012 Future2 Wheel Classic

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Planning for the 2012 Future2 Wheel Classic, the third annual cycle ride seeking to raise $100,000 for disadvantaged young Australians, is under way. Next year’s ride will be from Sydney to Melbourne, a 1200k route via Bundanoon, Canberra, Jindabyne, Wangaratta, Shepparton, Bendigo and Castlemaine.  The cyclists will set out from Sydney on the weekend of

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2011 Make the Difference! Grants announced

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$50,000 in grants goes to local charities supported by financial planners. Six grants totaling $50,000 were announced today by Future2, giving vital support to grassroots projects working to transform the lives of disadvantaged young Australians who are at risk. The six were selected from 33 applications, each endorsed by a local financial planning professional.  Four

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Final call: are we a profession or an industry?

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Fundraisers ask Australia’s financial planners to vote with their wallets and show a beating community heart. The 2011 BT Future2 Wheel Classic cyclists arrived in Martin Place at end of 1250km road from Bourke, shy of $100k target to support disadvantaged young Australians. In Martin Place on Friday 16 September the achievement of four long

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Lord Mayor to welcome cyclists at the end of 1,250km road

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A 1,250 marathon cycle ride from Bourke to Sydney – set to raise $100,00 from the financial planning profession to support disadvantaged young Australians – sets out from Bourke on 7 September and ends in Martin Place on Friday 16 September. Ray Griffin and Peter Bobbin, both founding trustees of Future2, the foundation of the

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Future2 reports 33 applications for 2011 Make the Difference! grants

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Financial planners have shown the depth and spread of their support for deserving community projects working with disadvantaged young Australians by endorsing grant applications to the Future2 Foundation from 33 charities and not for profit bodies from across Australia. “The grant applications – the highest number received since the program was established in 2007 –

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