Community

Annual WestCare dinner raises record $200,000 in Penrith

More than $200,000 has been raised for local charity WestCare in a spectacular show of generosity from the Penrith community.

$300,000 to flow to local community groups

Penrith MP Stuart Ayres today announced that four local projects have been selected to receive a share of $321,721 through the NSW Government’s My Community Project funding program.

The not-for-profit program changing young lives for the better

How a local not-for-profit organisation is changing young lives for the better.

Local schools shine on stage

Stunning student performances highlight Wakakirri Story-Dance Challenge

Volunteer steps down after 19,000 hours of duty with St John Ambulance

Volunteer steps down to spend more time with his family.

Knitters think outside the square

Knitters think outside the square to make much-needed blankets for vulnerable.

How you can help women in need restore their dignity with a simple donation

Share the Dignity’s August collection drive is underway with the organisation encouraging people to donate sanitary items to their drop-off boxes at Woolworths supermarkets.

Decade of knitting

Penrith’s Wrap with Love Knit-In group celebrated their 10 year anniversary of knitting and crocheting wraps for local and international communities in need at...

Helen’s dedication recognised by hospital

Helen Fitzgerald loves being a volunteer and has no plans of stopping any time soon.

Locals line up for Pawgust fundraiser

Walking your dog in winter can be a struggle but a group of dog walkers in Cranebrook have found a way to raise their steps and funds for a good cause this August.

The Christmas angels set to spread cheer this festive season

It won’t be long until Christmas decorations start popping up in department stores again, but for some families this just becomes a reminder of what they can’t have.

Call for more local volunteers

For some in our community, a chat over a cuppa can make a world of difference.

Striving for independence: Help Kayla purchase much-needed vehicle

For Penrith resident Kayla Reichel, living with Spinal Muscular Atrophy is both isolating and independence-stripping.

How therapy dogs are helping people right across Penrith

There is nothing nicer than having a cuddle with a cute dog to make you feel better. Nepean Therapy Dogs has been doing just that...

Special honour for dedicated teacher

Penrith City Council has recognised Edna Dunn for her enormous contribution to the community by naming a park in her honour.

Spread the warmth this winter

It’s time to dust off the gas heater and get the dressing gown out from the back of the wardrobe, but for some of Penrith’s most vulnerable residents, getting warm isn’t that simple.

Racing royalty lands at Aussie Arms to support Great Walk Foundation

Legendary trainer Gai Waterhouse has shown her support for the Great Walk Foundation at a special fundraising luncheon held in Penrith. The foundation is a...

Putting food on the table

There are people all over western Sydney who struggle each day to put food on their tables, but a local charity is aiming to ensure less people go hungry.

Panthers on the Prowl scores election funding boost

Vital community organisation Panthers on the Prowl has received a $170,000 funding commitment from the Morrison Government to ensure their support for disadvantaged youth continues.

Don’t miss fashionable fundraiser

The Penrith Hospital Auxiliary is using fashion to fundraise. They are teaming up with Golden Girl Fashion to raise funds for much-needed medical equipment for...