The AFA Foundation has raised $12000 for charity during its first week of National Roadshow events, which the association says will help improve the public profile of planners.
The AFA National Roadshow reached Hobart, Adelaide and Perth and AFA last week and chief executive Brad Fox said advisers from all cities raised money to “strengthen the financial advice community’s links to the general public.”
"It is really important to the AFA that, as well as the advocacy work we do with Government, we work to improve the public's understanding and perception of the great work our members do day in, day out, bringing peace of mind and certainty to their clients,” Mr Fox said.
“Making people aware of how advisers contribute to improving the lives of those less fortunate via the AFA Foundation is an important part of that.”
The money raised so far will go to Ronald McDonald House in Tasmania, The Smith Family in South Australia and Legacy in Western Australia, with additional charities sent to benefit when the events reach Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane this week.
Over the last eight years the AFA Foundation has raised around $600,000 for various charities.
“Their donations make a real difference,” Mr Fox said.
“For example, the gift in Tasmania will fund nearly 20 nights’ accommodation for families in need as their kids go through vital medical treatments. Ronald McDonald House call it, ‘The Gift of Family’.”
"The financial advice community is consistently generous in supporting the community through the AFA Foundation.”
The AFA National Roadshow will be in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane over July 29-31.
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