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07 October 2020
Centre for Participation acting chief executive Robbie Millar said he was humbled by a Burke Britton Financial Partners, Futures Generation fund donation of $12,416.
Mr Millar said it was even more humbling that one of the centre’s volunteers lodged the successful nomination.
“There are so many ways to give back and this pandemic has shown us that,” he said.
“Whether it is assisting with medical transport, delivering meals to the vulnerable, helping a young person get a licence, or even nominating your favourite charity for a donation, anyone can make a difference and strengthen their community.”
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Peter Burke from Burke Britton Financial Partners said having the opportunity to select worthy charitable organisations to receive significant financial donations had been one of the most exciting developments for the team.
He said the Burke Britton Financial Partners Futures Generation, now in its third year, had been able to ‘spread the love’ in 2020, with 10 charities each receiving $12,000 to $13,000.
He said this was a way to support organisations that represented their diverse client base.
The opportunity is made available through purchasing Futures Generation shares, which makes a donation of one percent instead of retaining a management fee.
“We are of the view that if all of us – individuals, business and government – make a tangible gesture of support, then the collective resources can result in significant positive change for the better,” Mr Burke said.
“Supporting the work the Centre for Participation does to improve access to services, connectivity, driving licence support, employment opportunities and meals through Laneway Café has been significantly important in raising the quality of life for many young and older people in the Wimmera community.”
Mr Millar said the donation would help the organisation’s mission to provide programs that responded to needs in the region, empower people of all ages to participate, and shape a strong, vibrant community.
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