Corporate super clients partner with AMP to zipline for charity

Discover how participants representing the AFL Players Association and Crown Resorts soared 47 storeys above Sydney city to support Indigenous school-to-work programs. 

To celebrate 25 years of The AMP Foundation supporting the community, two of AMP’s corporate super clients signed up to participate in The AMP Foundation Big Zipper—an Australian-first, building-to-building charity zipline.

As part of the initiative, the AFL Players Association and Crown Resorts raised nearly $15,000 for Ganbina, one of Australia's most successful Indigenous school-to-work transition programs.

AMP knew Ganbina was an important community partner for both the AFL Players Association and Crown Resorts, so reached out in the lead-up to the event and asked them to join forces.

Representatives for both groups had to zipline between two of AMP’s iconic skyscrapers, located at Circular Quay in Sydney, where they soared 47 storeys above the city.

 

Who was involved in raising money and what happened?

Those brave enough to make the 75-meter vertical drop and zipline 125 metres from one building to the next included Chris Johnson—a three-time AFL Premiership player with the Brisbane Lions and member of the AFL Indigenous team, and AMP account manager Sally Kotsa.

To participate in the zipline, up to 200 participants had to fundraise at least $5,000 for one of 15 AMP Foundation community partners, who were the beneficiaries of more than $1 million raised over the two-day event.

We recognised the importance of Ganbina to our clients and worked together to drive a great outcome for the charity, which engages with Indigenous youth over their full-life journey, from primary school through to secondary school, and from tertiary education or jobs training into sustainable employment and career paths.

Keen to partner with AMP?

The Big Zipper was a unique opportunity created by The AMP Foundation to raise significant money for charity, and allowed AMP to collaborate with corporate super clients in helping the community.

Contact your account manager or adviser to talk about how we can partner with you in 2018.

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