Philanthropy has never been more crucial. With the cost of living in Australia and elsewhere worldwide at a record high, many charities are struggling. With that in mind, Victoria native Luke Robert Flinn is eager to champion just a few of his top good causes for 2023 and beyond.
Warrnambool-based Flinn is a web development contractor, author, and amateur golfer. He’s also a long-time supporter of numerous charities and non-profit organisations. Among them is one of his top good causes to support in 2023 – the Australian Red Cross.
Australian Red Cross
Founded in 1914 and headquartered in Melbourne, the Australian Red Cross mobilises humanity’s power to unite communities supported by Flinn and others. It forms part of the world’s largest humanitarian network – the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
Warrnambool College graduate Luke Flinn began supporting the Australian Red Cross while studying at the University of Melbourne over two decades ago.
Australian Golf Foundation
It was also while studying at the University of Melbourne that Luke Flinn became aware of the work of the Australian Golf Foundation. Flinn first took to golf as a teenager but only began to fully embrace the sport during university, becoming a regular visitor to Melbourne’s Royal Park Golf Course.
The Australian Golf Foundation supports various initiatives to inspire all Australians to partake in and enjoy the sport. Among its most important charitable and community-focused initiatives are the following:
- Community Diversity and Inclusion
- The Future of Women and Girls in Golf
- History and Heritage
It also raises funds to benefit local communities, positively impacting lives through golf and contributing towards a healthier Australia.
Wildlife Rescue Organisation WIRES
WIRES is a leading Australian wildlife rescue. WIRES stands for Wildlife Information, Rescue, and Education Service. The charitable organisation rescues and cares for thousands of native animals annually. Furthermore, headquartered in northern Sydney, it provides all-important wildlife information and education across New South Wales, neighbouring Victoria, and nationwide.
Other Organisations in Warrnambool
Closer to home in Warrnambool, Luke Robert Flinn is a long-standing supporter of numerous local charities. These charities include the Leila Rose Foundation and Warrnambool & District Food Share. The Leila Rose Foundation brings hope, knowledge, and support to the families of children diagnosed with rare cancers in Warrnambool and surrounding areas.
Meanwhile, Warrnambool & District Food Share provides much-needed food assistance in Flinn’s local community. That extends to those in need in Warrnambool and nearby, including Camperdown, Hamilton, Heywood, Portland, and Terang.
Philanthropist Luke Flinn
Luke Robert Flinn, the Warrnambool, Australia-based web development contractor, and philanthropist, was born and raised in Victoria. Away from his work and charitable efforts, he enjoys numerous hobbies and interests, including golf, classical music, cinema, dining out, and keeping fit.
A keen golfer, he learned to play as a teenager alongside his grandfather – a former Australian semi-pro in the sport. It’s Flinn’s love of the game that sees him continue to support the Australian Golf Foundation. The web developer lives near Shelly Beach in Warrnambool with his wife and pets, including two rescue dogs and four guinea pigs.