Raine and Horne

Building a Foundation of Community Giving Supporting the Great Barrier Reef Foundation The Raine & Horne Foundation donated $100,000 to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation (GBRF) to support the restoration of critical island habitats on one of the largest World Heritage Areas. This donation was the Foundation’s biggest corporate social responsibility engagement to date. The Foundation’s financial support will be directed towards research to monitor the numbers of endangered turtles and seabirds on Raine Island, one of the Reef’s most remote islands located 620 kilometres north-west of Cairns in Wuthathi Sea Country. Raine Island is the planet’s largest remaining nesting site for endangered green turtles, while around 90 percent of the Great Barrier Reef’s entire northern green turtle population originates from the Raine Island National Park. Significantly, Angus’ great-great grandfather Captain Thomas Raine of the Surry, a convict transport ship, was the first European to set foot on the famed island’s shores in 1815. In May 2022, Angus said: “We are delighted that our funding will go towards monitoring and tracking of the green turtles that is currently undertaken by GBRF using AI, satellite tagging, drones, and a remote island network to understand their nesting and foraging behaviours. “The Reef is one of the Seven [Natural] Wonders of The World and we are delighted that our funding will go towards helping to protect this amazing natural ecosystem and supporting the impactful work of the Great Barrier Reef Foundation.” Support for rural and regional Australia In August 2022, the Raine & Horne Foundation donated $100,000 to the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR), a not-for-profit organisation that connects funding from government, business, and philanthropy with the genuine needs of rural and regional people and communities. In welcoming the partnership, Natalie Egleton, CEO of FRRR, said philanthropic funding is increasingly important in supporting grassroots community groups to respond to the social, economic cultural and environmental threats and opportunities facing remote, rural and regional communities. “The events of the last three years have placed a lot of stress on local communities, reducing their ability Above: Angus Raine of Raine & Horne Foundation joins Natalie Egleton from the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR) as they celebrate a generous contribution of $100,000 to support rural and regional communities. Opposite top left: Raine & Horne Foundation donates $100,000 to Great Barrier Reef Foundation for Restoration of critical habitats for endangered green turtles on Raine Island. Opposite Bottom: Captain Thomas Raine, ancestor of Max and Angus Raine was the first European to reach Raine Island in 1815. to fundraise locally and to find the volunteers and other resources they need to sustain their community,” Eglton said. “That’s why partnerships like this one with The Raine and Horne Foundation are so important. We really appreciate this support for FRRR as it means that we can help even more local community groups to address locally prioritised needs in a way that makes sense in that particular place. “Whether that’s responding to a natural disaster, providing a vital service or something that can improve the wellbeing of the community, flexible donations like this mean that we can continue to partner with local groups to build stronger, more vibrant remote, rural and regional communities.” Supporting aid efforts in Türkiye In February 2023, the world was horrified by the images emanating from Türkiye in the wake of the powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck the Mediterranean nation leaving tens of thousands dead and hundreds of thousands homeless. The Raine & Horne Foundation responded by pledging $20,000 in financial support to CARE Australia for people affected by the devastating quakes in southern Türkiye. Angus Raine explained the Foundation ‘s support this way: “We are part of a global community, and this support recognises we are thinking of the people in Turkey who are facing very significant challenges to their survival.” Whether it’s supporting a cause such as earthquake victims in Türkiye or helping curb the demise of an endangered species, charitable giving not only makes corporate leadership 82

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