The 500 Supporters' Group
Early 2000, in support of Br Frank Chappell of the Christian Brothers, Noel O'Brien together with a group of like-minded people initiated bi-annual sporting orientated lunches to raise funds for the Edmund Rice Overseas Aid Fund.
Our primary objective has been to help meet the annual operating costs of the Ruben Centre, which exceeds $350,000. Proudly The 500 Supporters' Group are now the principal funder, via the Edmund Rice Foundation.
Since its establishment, The 500 Supporters' Group has raised in excess of $3 million.
In 2014, together we raised over $480,000 for the Ruben Centre, join us as we endeavour to continue supporting those who live in Mukuru.
Organisation established by Noel O'Brien
Medical treatment provided from tin sheds
Modern medical clinic & facilities opened
Water treatment plant & sanitation system installation for Embulbul community
Resources block constructed at BBCEC
Physician sponsorship program commences
- New medical clinic opened
- Over 75,000 patients treated at Ruben Medical Centre
- Fresh water bore & playground opened
- New block of 24 classrooms opened