I love cycling especially in the country. I'm also very passionate about supporting children's charities. The Future2 Wheel Classic allows me to combine those passions by riding from Sydney to Brisbane and raising money for a worthwhile cause.
Around $500,000 has been raised through the annual Future2 Wheel Classic which started in 2010.
A bit about Future 2:
Future2 seeks to support programs that address the needs of disadvantaged young Australians through:
- Education, including skills training and leadership development
- Engagement, including mentoring and juvenile justice programs
- Employment, including work experience and job readiness training
- Well-being, including remedial programs for drug and alcohol dependence
- Independent living, including addressing social exclusion and homelessness
Grants are generally $10,000 as one-off or $30,000 over 3 years.
Future2 is a relatively new charity and is still building its capital base in order to be able to fund more grants into the future. Since 2007, Future2 has awarded grants of around $400,000.