Raine Square developer Charter Hall to donate $10,000 a year to Raine Medical Research Foundation

Raine Square development. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au   d474733
Raine Square development. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d474733

RAINE Square developer Charter Hall announced this morning it will donate $10,000 a year to the Raine Medical Research Foundation from next year.

Regional Portfolio WA manager Miles Rowe said the annual grant would allow an overseas-based medical professional to work with local researchers.

“The grant is to honour the life and work of Mary Raine,” Mr Rowe said at the launch of the Perth Heritage Days’ Mary Raine exhibition at Bankwest Place that runs until October 27.

Miles Rowe announcing the $10,000 annual grant this morning.

Mrs Raine started the UWA-based foundation 60 years ago, soon after her husband died.

Foundation director Lyn Ellis said their proudest achievement so far was the Raine Study that was established between 1989 and 1991 to determine how events during pregnancy and childhood influenced health in later life.

The study involves 3000 mothers and their children.

Kimberley Campbell, who is part of the study, was at the Mary Raine exhibition launch.

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