A Canberra broker is taking on the Snowy Mountains to raise funds for disadvantaged young people
Mortgage broking business Tiffen & Co managing director and MPA Top 100 Broker Gerard Tiffen will join financial planners in a cycle marathon from Melbourne to Sydney in October, raising funds for disadvantaged young people.
Tiffen has taken up the challenge for a second year to join the Bravien Financial team in the Future2 Wheel Classic, a charity ride that aims to raise funds to help disadvantaged young Australians through Future2, the foundation of the Australian Financial Planning Association.
He’s joining a group of 31 cyclists, nine of them riding the whole route from Sydney to Melbourne, and his teammates include Jeremy Gillman-Wells, managing director of Bravien Financial, and a third yet to be named. They join the ride in Albury-Wodonga on Monday 7 October for the “toughest six days of the ride” over the Snowy Mountains to Canberra and on to Sydney via the Southern Highlands and Wollongong.
“I am an avid cyclist, adventure racer and team member of the VO3Max sports team,” says Tiffen. “I have always been a great supporter of the Canberra community but decided to get more involved with a wider range of charities and events two years ago.”
The Future2 Wheel Classic is sponsored by AMP
Financial Planning and Matrix Planning Solutions. The cyclists set off from outside the Old Treasury Building in Melbourne at 7.30am on Saturday 5 October, with their first stop in Bendigo. They arrive in Sydney on Sunday 13 October.
This is the fourth year of the Wheel Classic, the main fundraising event of Future2. The money raised is granted to community organisations around Australia, giving a second chance and hope for a better future to young people who are struggling with social exclusion, financial disadvantages, addictions and lack of job opportunities.