Golf day raises $6,000 for mental health charity

Penrith Council General Manager Warwick Winn with Mayor Ross Fowler and staff from LikeMind.
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Penrith City Council through its annual Mayoral Challenge Charity Golf Day has raised more than $6,000 for local charity LikeMind Penrith, who provide free and confidential service for adults with mental health concerns, as well as their families and carers.

The golf day held in March at Penrith Golf Club brought together local businesses with Council staff to promote team work, local philanthropy and the important role we all play in supporting vulnerable people in our community.

Penrith Mayor Ross Fowler thanked Council staff and local businesses for taking part in the annual fundraising event.

“It was a fantastic event and a wonderful opportunity to meet new people and give back to our community,” Cr Fowler said.

“There was plenty of fun had on the day and after the game, but what is important is we were able to raise some much-needed funding for a local charity that supports people in our community with mental health concerns.”

“LikeMind Penrith is honoured to have been selected to be the recipients of the Mayoral Charity Day for 2019,” said Acting Service Integration Manager Rebecca McLean.

“We are highly appreciative of the contributions made by everyone on the day. With our lead organisation, Parramatta Mission, we are proud to support the Penrith community and reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness.

“LikeMind can be accessed by anyone in the community seeking support to improve their mental health. You can give us a call on 8880 8111 or come in and see us at 109 Henry Street Penrith”

The Mayoral Charity Golf Day is an annual event which raises funds for a local charity of the Mayor’s choosing.

Over the past 20 years, the event has raised valuable funds for local charities including: Platform Youth Services, Rotary House Nepean Hospital, Lifestart, Bravehearts Inc, Nepean/Blue Mountains Prostate Cancer Support Group, Westcare Community Services Penrith; Riding for the Disabled and Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy and Intellectual Disability Rights Service.

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