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Riders dressed to impress: Global event’s Penrith link

The annual international charity event, The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride, is revving up to set off from Penrith later this month.

Plant a tree for Mum this Mother’s Day

Penrith’s beloved Trees for Mum event is celebrating 17 years this Mother’s Day.

The Royce staff and residents give back through separate charity efforts

The Royce has chosen to give back, hosting a barbeque in correlation with fundraisers for the World’s Greatest Shave and Panthers on the Prowl.

Generosity of local Lions Clubs shines bright

Lions Clubs of Cambridge Park, Emu Plains and Penrith have joined forces to gift Cranebrook boy Matthew Brown a RAD Race Runner, enabling him to pursue his passion for athletics.

“Family feel”: Penrith SES branch launches recruitment drive

The call is out for more locals to join the SES.

The Weekender’s own Megan Dunn becomes a Star of Penrith

Megan Dunn is set to dance up a storm at a charity fundraiser this month - and you can back her campaign.

Swimming for a cause: Swim club takes part in fundraiser

Local swimmers are taking part in the Laps for Life fundraiser.

Grant to help fuel young minds

Penrith Community Kitchen has received a grant to help support 26 schools in the Penrith Local Government Area.

Luddenham Show sticks to its country roots

The Luddenham Annual Show is back for its 118th year on Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3, with plenty to do and see for the whole family.

Fighting for funds: Boxers in the ring for unique charity event

The Luke Priddis Foundation is preparing to launch the first of many new and exciting fundraising initiatives this year, with their inaugural Amateur Boxing Fundraiser to be held next month.

New health battle for brave local as fundraiser launches

Casey Cameron already has significant health challenges, but now his family has been dealt a huge blow.
Vincent Wong is celebrating 40 years of Happy Inn. Photo: Melinda Jane.

40 years of delicious meals at Penrith’s happiest restaurant

Iconic Penrith restaurant Happy Inn is soon to celebrate its 40th birthday, having opened on High Street on February 1, 1984. Owner Vincent Wong recalls...

Pink Up Penrith surpasses major fundraising milestone

This year’s Pink Up Penrith campaign has raised more than $100,000 to help fund McGrath Foundation nurses at Nepean Hospital.

Perfect excuse for a Maccas run: McHappy Day to be held this Saturday

Penrith locals are being encouraged to head down to their local Maccas this McHappy Day to help put a smile on the faces of seriously ill children.

Time to light the Tree: Christmas officially arrives in Penrith

Penrith CBD Corporation’s iconic Christmas Tree Lighting extravaganza will be taking place this Friday.

How a simple gesture can make a big difference this Christmas

Penrith Community Kitchen is bringing the Christmas spirit to those in need this December.

Bee Bonanza will create a buzz

Penrith City Council’s Bee Bonanza event is returning to Bellbird Reserve in Emu Plains on Saturday, November 18.

Eight ways you can support Pink Up Penrith

With Pink Up Penrith now in full swing, there's so much residents can get involved in to help raise much needed funds for the McGrath Foundation.

Donation to Mama Lana’s comes at right time as cost-of-living crisis continues

Three Freemasons from Warragamba Lodge presented a $6000 cheque to Mama Lana's Community Foundation on Monday.

Much-loved Airing of the Quilts returns this weekend

This Saturday, October 21, head to the Arms of Australia Inn Museum for the Caring Hearts Community Quilters’ Airing of the Quilts.