Building bridges that connect people and communities
The Rayne Foundation was endowed in 1962 by Lord Rayne, who chaired or was on the board of numerous arts, education, medical and social welfare organisations. These included The National Theatre, London Festival Ballet Trust, The South Bank Board, RADA, St Thomas' Hospital, Guys Hospital and King's College Hospital. In 1965, Lord Rayne founded The Rayne Trust to increase coexistence and to reduce conflict and exclusion. He created a property and investment business in the 1950s which evolved into London Merchant Securities plc and which he chaired until 2000.