The Bitu-mill Group is involved in many charity & sponsorship initiatives across Australia and abroad.
500 Supporters’ Group – The Edmund Rice Foundation
Bitu-mill are a proud Platinum Partner of the 500 Supporters’ Group – supporting the Edmund Rice Foundation assisting to raise funds for the Ruben Medical Clinic and Education Centre located within the Mukuru Slum in Nairobi Kenya.
To aid in this fund raising Bitu-mill run an annual charity golf event from which all funds go direct to the project without administration fees.
The funds get to where they are needed to cover part of the recurring costs in supplying vaccinations & preventative medicines, health care, HIV & Aids treatment & prevention programs as well as providing basic education opportunities for the many disadvantaged children within the slum.
Every dollar goes towards saving a life, prevention of illness and education to empower the people of Ruben to break the downward spiral.
At the 11th annual event, we successfully raised $33,477. To date we have raised in excess of $629,000 and we will continue to support this worthy cause.
In 2015 Bitu-mill was invited to be a major supporter in the design, funding and development of a Solar power plant for St Therese Hospital in Nzara South Sudan which until this time had no power to perform general procedures or surgery.
After many challenges notwithstanding the logistical nightmare of transporting from Kampala In Uganda through to Southern Sudan
alongside aid from a United Nations military convoy. The plant finally arrived in March 2016 and commissioned soon after.
This new technology allowed St Therese Hospital the ability to perform under general medical conditions as well as provide much needed surgery for the local community.
Staff Fundraising Events
Bitu-mill staff raise money and awareness for a number of iniatives throughout the year. Charities supported include:
- Biggest Morning Tea
- R U Ok day?
- Ardoch Golf Day
- 500 Supporters Club – Edmund Rice Foundation
- The Push Up Challenge
- Footy Colours