Cancer Council Pro Bono Program

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Cancer Council Pro Bono Program

Giving back to the community

AMP Cancer Council Pro Bono Program

Advisers within the AMP group have a long history of helping those in the community who are disadvantaged or affected by illness. This carries on from the community legacy of AMP’s first agent, Benjamin Short, who was one of the founders of Sydney City Mission (now Mission Australia). Thanks to funding from the AMP Foundation, the Pro Bono Program is available to all advisers within AMP group.

Through the program, people affected by cancer who cannot afford financial advice are matched with a qualified adviser, who donates their time and financial expertise at no cost.

The importance of the program

People diagnosed with cancer often face complex financial issues while battling their illness. This is not surprising given the average cost of cancer can amount to 3.9 times the annual household income. In a report prepared for Cancer Council, Access Economics estimated the average cost of cancer diagnosis to be almost $50,000.

The high costs associated with a cancer diagnosis often causes enormous stress for patients and their families. Over the course of their illness, important financial matters may need to be addressed including:

  • accessing Centrelink benefits
  • applying for early access to superannuation and insurance benefit
  • developing a strategy for investing lump sum insurance payouts
  • developing a budget and ensuring a regular cash flow
  • planning for the financial future of their family.

FinancialPartners (Tas) are involved in this great cause.

Through the program, people affected by cancer who cannot afford financial advice are matched with a qualified adviser from our team, who donates their time and financial expertise at no cost.

Our principle Richard Bejah is a Bowel Cancer survivor.

This program provides us an excellent opportunity to use our expertise to benefit people in our community.

Cancer Council Pro Bono Program


 

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