Monday, February 26, 2018

Community

Pushing for Cooper

Inspirational Penrith athlete Nathan Pentecost will once again take on the enormous challenge of pushing his wheelchair for 100km around the Sydney International Regatta...

Rossco’s story is only just at the beginning

If you’ve ever had a conversation with Penrith legend Ross ‘Rossco’ Hutchison, you know he’s lived a prosperous, meaningful life. With stories from careers in...

Desperate battle to save Taryn

A mother in Orchard Hills will move Heaven and Earth to save the life of her daughter, aiming to raise $200,000 in search of...

Walking for the Greatest of causes

Battling blisters, bloody socks and steep inclines, 10 men are tackling the 170km trek from Bathurst to Blaxland all in the name of charity. At...

Brightness in times of heartbreak

A Jordan Springs family’s world was turned upside down after an MRI scan saw their young son, Cameron, urgently admitted to Westmead Children’s Hospital. Dean...

Penrith ready to Relay this weekend

Fran Cini’s family have experienced their fair share of cancer, with her sister, mother and husband all having fought the battle. It was her husband’s...

Penrith’s youngest fundraiser isn’t slowing down any time soon

Every night, 11-year-old Brooke Jones goes to sleep under her life motto that sits above her bed, ‘if you can dream it, you can...

Film project focuses on mentorship and support

Penrith Regional Gallery is offering filmmakers who identify as living with a disability a chance to refine their skills and tell their stories. The Five...

Grant will result in more meals for homeless

The thought of making 100 hot meals a night might be exhausting for some, but Lana and Roger Borg of Mama Lana's Community Foundation...

Jail time for business and sporting identities

As part of National Youth Week, invited members of the community will be “doing time to stop youth crime” to raise funds for Penrith...

Luck of the Irish: Talented teens to dance up a storm

Two students from the Penrith Gaels Maher School of Irish Dance travelled to Dublin this week to represent Australia at the World Irish Dancing...

Greatest of tributes to his mum

One Cranebrook teen has paid a touching tribute to his late mother by losing his luscious locks for the World’s Greatest Shave last Saturday. 15-year-old...

A $1000 car. A cross-country trip. What could possibly go wrong?

Glenmore Park’s Blues Brothers, Shane Kerr and Jason Chapman, will drive a run-down car across some of Australia’s most arduous roads – all for...

Panthers gives back: Club takes up the fight against cancer

Every day 12 Australian women will be diagnosed with cervical or ovarian cancer, and four of those women will sadly die. To help combat this...

Jill gives back to hospital

If you have been to Nepean Hospital in the past eight and a half years, you might recognise the smiling face of volunteer Jill...

New science school for Luddenham

Luddenham will be home to the country's first STEM-focused school which will be built inside Sydney Science Park. Officially announced today by NSW Premier Gladys...

Ripples on the rise

Ripples Leisure Centre is making waves after winning the AUSTSWIM NSW Swim Centre of the Year Award. Aquatic Programs Coordinator Tania Khamhom said the award...

Sod turned for Quest Penrith

Thornton Estate in Penrith will be given a brand new hotel with construction officially commencing today, Friday, March 3. The development of Quest Penrith is...

Cows coming back to Penrith

Cows will be returned home to Emu Plains in the middle of this year. After cows were taken away as part of the preparation for...

Walking for mum

One Glenmore Park family is coming together to walk in support of their mother who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s five years ago. Sisters Lisa Shanley...