The 500 Supporters' Group
"There's a poverty worse than having nothing to eat ... and, that is being forgotten by everyone." — Mother Teresa
These words of Mother Teresa and a plea for assistance from his good friend, Br Frank Chappell, inspired Noel O'Brien to organise a group of like-minded people — " The 500 Supporters' Group " — who were willing to make a difference to the lives of people in the world who were doing it tough.
Br Frank, who had reached retirement age, had turned his back on the comforts of life in Australia to assist some of the most disadvantaged people in one of the poorest regions of Africa, and The 500 Supporters' Group committed themselves to raising awareness for, and funds to assist, specific projects to improve the standard of health and education within these impoverished regions.